He read of the swallows that fly in and out of the little cafe at Smyrna where the Hadjis sit counting their amber beads and the turbaned merchants smoke their long tasselled pipes and talk gravely to each other; he read of the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde
that weeps tears of granite in its lonely sunless exile and longs to be back by the hot, lotus-covered Nile, where there are Sphinxes, and rose-red ibises, and white vultures with gilded claws, and crocodiles with small beryl eyes that crawl over the green steaming mud; he began to brood over those verses which, drawing music from kiss-stained marble, tell of that curious statue that Gautier compares to a contralto voice, the "monstre charmant" that couches in the porphyry-room of the Louvre.
If I express myself strongly it is all because I love you so much; and from that point of view I may say I should as soon have thought of making up to that piece of pale high-mightiness as I should have thought of making up to the Obelisk in the Place des la Concorde
He got up and walked across the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries gardens to the Louvre.
He went back to the hotel, where he and Dallas were to meet; and together they walked again across the Place de la Concorde and over the bridge that leads to the Chamber of Deputies.
In the early morning he would rush out of the hotel and go to the Champs Elysees, and stand at the Place de la Concorde
There are four hundred over there at the end of the pont de la Concorde
(so called because it leads to the scene of perpetual discord between the Right and Left of the Chamber); three hundred more at the end of the rue de Tournon.
LONDON, , Dhu-AlHijjah 06, 1436, September 20, 2015, SPA -- A group of Concorde
lovers say they've raised enough money to purchase one of the jetliners from the retired fleet, with the goal of returning it to the skies by 2019, according to UPI.
THERE are many remarkable things about Concorde
but one stands out more than others.
TWO senior businessmen have shared their memories of Concorde
following the 10th anniversary of the supersonic jet's last ever flight.
West Yorkshire-based Concorde
Excel Holdings Ltd has united its subsidiary businesses under the new name of Concorde
Informatics Technology Group Ltd.
THE crash of a Concorde
was the beginning of the end of the iconic aircraft's career.
But tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the horrifying disaster that brought the Concorde
dream to an end, when a flight from Paris to New York crashed just seconds after take-off, killing 113 people.