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Georges-Eugène Baron Haussmann - Parijs, 27 maart 1809 – 11 januari 1891 was given the order by Napoleon III to make the city of Paris to a modern city. He changed the roads into Avenues and linked them with the railwaystations. He builded le Gare du Nord and le Gare du Nord. He laid out the Bois de Bologne and destructed a lot of nice old houses to build new and bigger ones. These houses can be regognized by a balcony on the second and on the fifth floor.
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Feb 18 2010 17:26 GMT SomersetDreams
Amazing building!
Thankyou for your kind words my friend. :)
Feb 18 2010 18:00 GMT Lensvision
Nice one.
Feb 18 2010 20:52 GMT derkz
Nice picture and story .
Feb 18 2010 22:32 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful architecture of Paris .. interesting history thank you Anna-maria :)
Feb 19 2010 04:51 GMT Squirrel PRO
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