Spitfire MK356 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight banks over the tree-line over the shadows of the other aircraft in formation (two other Spifires and a Lancaster). Image taken from the rear-turret of the Lancaster. Picture: SAC Graham Taylor
It is a street in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Champs-Élysées is arguably one of the world's most famous streets, and is one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. Several French monuments are also on the street, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology.
Porte de la Concorde; architect, Patout: The striking pylons by M. Patout and the bronze figure of "Welcome" at the Porte de la Concorde were suggestive of some strange worship. They marked an entrance but did not form one. It was difficult, however, to imagine any other satisfactory solution since none of the trees were to be interfered with (illustration 50B; quote from page 47)
Inside the crumbling palaces of Africa's dictators