Today is my husband of 33 years' birthday!! Happy Birthday Craig!!
Happy Birthday Pierre Leonard Fontaine!! The French Neoclassical architect was born today also, in 1762. He met and became friends with architect Charles Percier. The two remained lifelong friends and together founded the Empire style of architecture. He eventually became architect for King Louis XVIII. Fontaine was responsible for dreaming up the famed avenue Champs Elysees in Paris. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is included here today. We had the pleasure of standing beneath it on our trip to Paris for Shane's graduation trip in 2006.