March 20, 2009

Monument dedicated to Peace in 32 languages near Eiffel Tower

Location: Wall for Peace near Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, (48° 51′ 29.88″ N, 2° 17′ 40.2″ E)
Date: 1 March 2006; 12.10pm
Camera: Canon 300D with Sigma 70-200/f2.8

The Wall of Peace is a glass and metal monument to peace is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on the Parc du Champs de Mars. The glass features the word "peace" written in 32 languages and 18 alphabets. Visitors are allowed to put their own messages in the chinks of the wall. The monument erected on 30 March 2000 was supposedly meant to stay for only four months and then moved to other Paris neighbourhoods. However it never did, to the chagrin of nearby neighbourhood residents who complained that it spoils the view. Personally I thought it was a cool and meaningful addition to the attraction.

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