PARIS (AP).- Pieces of old Paris from a lamp post to a
park bench go on the auction block next week, with the piece de resistance 40
iron steps from the Eiffel Tower, all 7.8 meters (25.6 feet) of them. Among the
301 items to be auctioned is a section of glass broken during the construction
in 1987 of the glass pyramid now standing at the entrance to the Louvre Museum.
Estimated at €500 to €1,000 ($735-$1,470), it is accompanied by a photograph
taken at the time. “Paris Mon Amour,” the title given to the auction
Monday, December 14th at the famed French house Drouot, brings together an
eclectic batch of memories that evoke a bygone era as well as the present.