On a visit in 2013 there was preservation work taking place on the iconic Vendôme Column (Colonne de la Grande Armée). This column has a fascinating history of its own- commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, it is said to be made from captured cannons. When we were in Paris in 2013 they were cleaning the column.
|Hand cleaning it with paintbrushes!|
I don't know how long it took to clean such a huge column with a set of paintbrushes. That same visit I also saw them cleaning the gorgeous Pont Alexandre III with a paintbrush.
|Paris in July|
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