PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france PowerPoint Presentation: What is a landmark? PowerPoint Presentation: Originally, a 'landmark' literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Natural landmarks North Star as a Compass Spanish Peaks PowerPoint Presentation: Today, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument , building , or other structure . List of National Historic Landmarks in Colorado Man made landmarks Kit Carson County Carrousel 1928 Bent’s Fort Ludlow Massacre Colorado State Capitol Building PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle. The monument stands over 51 meters in height and is 45 meters wide. It is the second largest triumphal arch in existence. Arc de Triomphe PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Sacré Cœur Basilica (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur) is a Roman Catholic basilica and popular landmark in Paris, France. The basilica is the highest point in the city. Basilica of the Sacré Cœur PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Eiffel Tower at night The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel) was a "temporary" construction by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exposition but the tower was never dismantled and is now an enduring symbol of Paris. PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre —is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). The Musée du Louvre PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france Or simply Versailles , is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. In French it is the Château de Versailles . The Palace of Versailles PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france Notre Dame de is a Gothic cathedral and is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and was not completed before 1345! Notre Dame de Paris PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Panthéon (meaning "Temple of all the Gods") was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but after many changes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome. Panthéon, Paris PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The foundations were laid in 1758, but due to financial difficulties, it was completed after in 1789. The inscription above the entrance reads "To great men the grateful homeland.” By burying its great men in the Pantheon, the Nation wants to acknowledge the honor it received from them. Interior Dome of the Panthéon PowerPoint Presentation: Landmarks in france The Seine is a 482 mile long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. The River Seine PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from France PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from France On July 4, 1884 France presented the United States with an incredible birthday gift: the Statue of Liberty! Without its pedestal it’s as tall as a 15-story building. She represents the United States. But the world-famous Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbor was built in France. PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from France The statue was presented to the U.S., taken apart, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in crates, and rebuilt in the U.S. It was France’s gift to the American people. It all started at dinner one night near Paris in 1865. A group of Frenchmen were discussing their dictator-like emperor and the democratic government of the U.S. They decided to build a monument to American freedom—and perhaps even strengthen French demands for democracy in their own country. At that dinner was the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (bar-TOLE- dee ). He imagined a statue of a woman holding a torch burning with the light of freedom. Why? PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from france Turning Bartholdi’s idea into reality took 21 years. French supporters raised money to build the statue, and Americans paid for the pedestal it would stand on. Finally, in 1886, the statue was dedicated. Hyper link to story PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from france Official dedication ceremonies held on Thursday, October 28, 1886 Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches Height of the Statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inches PowerPoint Presentation: The face on the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tall There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty A tablet held in her left hand measures 23' 7" tall and 13' 7" wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776) The Statue has a 35-foot waistline Landmark from france PowerPoint Presentation: There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds) At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny. Landmark from france PowerPoint Presentation: During the restoration completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold The exterior copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is 3/32 of an inch thick (less than the thickness of two pennies) and the light green color (called a patina) is the result of natural weathering of the copper Landmark from france PowerPoint Presentation: Landmark from france A Landmark for FREEDOM and LIBERTY.