75008 Paris, France
The only thing this place is missing is some well designed and well signed pedestrian paths. In case you would like to hit the obelisk itself, it's close to impossible to get there without marching in the middle of the street. Other than that, it's a well preserved and beautiful place.
Too much construction taking place. Bad pedestrian management in place crossing the road safely can sometimes be a challenge. Always be always of the temporary traffic lights. Drivers may be waiting at the black and white lines giving you a false sense of security - but only cross if the green man light can be seen.
Always great to check out. Now, lots of construction so its crazier than ever there. Still worth seeing always. Worth checking out in day time and at night
Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers on how this place came to be. If you ask a Parisian, they will tell you that Egypt gave the French government all these beautiful column (the really tall one in the middle of the street) and treasures to be displayed here and also in the Louvre Museum. If you ask an Egyptian, they will tell you that the French stole them. Regardless of the debate, it is still impressive to stand in the middle of traffic to enjoy these massive water fountains and column in the middle of the road.
"If you love history, this one is breathtaking " The fountain and the Cleopatra Needle stole my attention right away. It was like love at first sight. We took a bus ride through Paris, it was a rainy day but, no mater what the weather was like, we needed to explore the city. When the guy said this is "The Place de la Concorde", I can honestly admit, I stopped paying attention to him, I grabbed my camera and started shooting pictures at both structures. They were build by magicians, I loved the golden tones of their details. My pictures do not give any honest justice to the richness sculptured by the artists, so I promised myself to go back one day to finally appreciate what I could not on that rushy rainy day.