Paris radiates power and vision.
Thousands of years of history are woven into
her architectures and her spiral form.
Statues hover everywhere –
embodiments of events, knowledge, and achievements.
They are a permanent observing presence.
Molière, Pascal, Descartes, Racine, Cleopatra, Greek gods and goddesses,
among many others speak to us from the walls of the Louvre,
Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, Pergolesi, Apollo, the Greek muses…
from the heights of the Opéra Garnier.
They, and the buildings which support them, tell all kinds of stories.
They know what happened before, and that knowledge extends from them.
Their histories can be felt in the air of the streets,
where they intermingle with 21st century life.
An intangible architecture is present in the city
that is formed by her history.
This intangible architecture nourishes her tangible architecture.
Her structures exude human experience and beauty.