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A view of the central cupola of the Grand Palais, a Parisian museum built for the World exhibition of 1900 and afterward used for permanent exhibitions (Palais de la Découveryte) and temporary ones. The building has been heavily restored and reopened in 2005 only. This picture was taken during a visit to the Biennale des Antiquaires (an annual antics exhibition of very high quality), last Autumn in Paris.

An extract from Wikipedia for more information about the building :
The Grand Palais ("Grand Palace") is a large glass exhibition hall that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. It is located in the VIIIe arrondissement of Paris, France.

Built at the same time as the Petit Palais and the Pont Alexandre III, the exterior of this massive palace combines an imposing Classical sont façade with a riot of Art Nouveau ironwork.

The building was closed for 12 years for extensive restoration work after one of the glass ceiling panels fell in 1993. It reopened on Saturday 24 September 2005.

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