D-DAY JUNE 6, 1946: But not this day. This is a few weeks later. A military plane with a mountain camera flew low over Paris sometime after the landings on the beaches of Normandy and sometime closer to the liberation of Paris in mid-late August, 1944. The uncanny thing about these low-altitude surveliences is the lack of traffic – except for a few military-looking vehicles. The presense of pedestrians is also lean. Here we look to the Arch of Triumph and its less familiar east facade. The street or bouldevard is named for the Grand Army – but not of this war. In the distance is the Louve and upper right the dome of the Pantheon, which is but three blocks from the home of our Berangere Lomont on Rue Genevieve, named for the patron saint of Paris.

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