Marco Polo Travel's Corfu (Marco Polo Guides) PDF

By Marco Polo Travel

ISBN-10: 3829706642

ISBN-13: 9783829706643

Marco Polo publications are full of designated insider counsel. effortless info is gifted in an attractive structure as a way to attract the younger and the younger at heart.

Includes a highway atlas and a separate pull-out map.

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Many churches have superb interiors with fine paintings and sculptures. Montreuil, who added the transepts with their fine translucent rose windows. Montreuil’s masterpiece is Louis IX’s medieval palace chapel, Sainte-Chapelle, with its twotier structure. It was built to house Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Other surviving churches in Paris are St-Germain-des-Prés, the oldest surviving abbey church in Paris (1050); the tiny, rustic Romanesque St-Julien-lePauvre; and the Flamboyant Gothic St-Séverin, St-Germain l’Auxerrois, and St-Merry.

Half a century later, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), popular painter of the Rococo, lived and died here, financially ruined by the Revolution. Later, Paris became the cradle of Impressionism. Its founders Claude Monet (1840–1926), PierreAuguste Renoir (1841–1919), and Alfred Sisley (1839–99) met in a Paris studio. In 1907, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) painted the seminal work Les Demoiselles d’Avignon at the Bateau-Lavoir (see p230), where Georges Braque (1882–1963), Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920), and Marc Chagall (1887–1985) also lived.

The French guards, who were on the side of the revolutionaries, arrived late in the afternoon with two cannons. Paper Money Bonds, called assignats, were used to fund the Revolution from 1790–93. Drawbridge Republican Calendar The revolutionaries believed that the world was starting again, so they abolished the existing church calendar and took September 22, 1792, the day the Republic was declared, as the first day of the new era. The Republican calendar had 12 equal months, each subdivided into three ten-day periods, with the remaining five days of each year set aside for public holidays.

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