The temples are all in "La Défense". It is a modern high-rise district west of Paris, is Europe's largest business district. Among the 1,600 businesses having their offices here are 14 of the 20 largest French companies and 13 of the 50 largest global corporations. 150.000 people are working here.
The temples are placed criss-crossed along a 1.2 km long and 250 m wide pedestrian allee. The planing of "La Défense" began in 1955 and is home to many banks and insurance companies. Impressive buildings are the towers of "Areva", "Manhattan", "Tour Gan", "Total" and the "CNIT", formerly a exhibition hall, which is now partly used for a hotel, partly as a business and conference center. The most famous buildings of the district, however, is the "Grande Arche", a modern version of the Arc de Triomphe and from there you have also a view over the city, directly to the old Arc de Triomphe. I did these images because of some clients are having their offices here. This is why I captured "La Défense" rather in a "arty" way then for editorial purpose, but you still will find several editorial images among them.
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