Sacré-Cœur

On a rainy Paris day last month Kongo visited the Sacré-Cœur (sacred heart) Basilica high atop Montmartre, the highest point in Paris.  The building of this beautiful church, which can be seen from almost any point in the city, was inspired by the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.  Church leaders contributed the loss to a century of moral decline after the French Revolution.  Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914, just in time for another war with Germany which the French won this time (thanks to a little help from friends across the Atlantic) so…

A-Z Photo Challenge: The Letter U

U is for UNDERGROUND The Kiev Metro Station, Zoloti Vorata (Golden Gate) is more than 340 feet underground.  Build during the 1980s when Ukraine was part of the USSR, this beautiful station is designed in a Ukrainian style.  It takes two escalator rides to get to the boarding area. Travel safe.  Have fun. Related articles Golden Gate (travel-monkey.me)