That morning was very cold as it was windy. Anyway, I had to take pictures of this stunning place..
I like statue of horses.
this area is rather vast
rows of grand shops along the road
everyone seems to love this place
The Place Charles de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l'Étoile, is a large road junction in Paris, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues including the Champs-Élysées which continues to the east. It was renamed in 1970 following the death of General and President Charles de Gaulle.
ah ha..even a place to jog
a great sky too
The Champs Elysées (Elysian fields) were originally nothing but fields, until Marie de Medicis decided in 1616 to put up a long tree-lined pathway. In 1667, Le Notre extended the vista of the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysees became a very fashionable place to walk. In 1724, the avenue was extended up to Chaillot hill, now the site of the Arc De Triomphe and the Etoile.
The actual avenue of the Champs-Elysées did not become city property until 1828, when they added footpaths and fountains. They also added gas lighting at this time.
Today, the Champs Elysées is one of the most famous streets in the world, with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops. This special status made it the site of much growth and activity. At the very heart of Paris, it is one of the most symbolic places in the city, representative of its spirit and glory.