It was in April 2002 that I took the photos that I turned into this panorama — almost 20 years ago. It's hard to believe. Walt and I were staying in a rental apartment on the rue Mayet, between the rue de Sèvres and the rue du Cherche-Midi. We were about a third of a mile (550 meters) from the Tour Montparnasse. We arrived on April 1, and on April 3, taking advantage of good weather, we took the elevator up to the top of the tower to enjoy the views and take some photos. Here's one of the Louvre (since it was the subject of yesterday's post):
It's about a mile and a half (2.25 kilometers) from the Tour Montparnasse to the Louvre, which is on the Right Bank of the Seine. I'm posting this photo, which I was lucky to be able to take and work on. It's a compositeimage made up of three or four photos "stitched" together in Photoshop. In it, you can see the whole length of the Louvre, as well as the Palais Royal, the Eglise St-Germain-des-Prés, the dome of the Institut, and the Eglise St-Eutache over at Les Halles. Click on the image with your mouse or "unpinch" it on your touchscreen tablet to see it at full size.
Here's a shot I grabbed from Google Maps showing the Louvre complex, including the Pyramide du Louvre in the Cour Napoléon.