The Panthéon was originally built as a church to hold the relics of St. Genevieve and is now a secular mausoleum, housing such notables as Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, and Voltaire. It sits atop the Latin Quarter and can be seen from many neighbourhoods in Paris. The current restoration has changed this well known landmark from an 18th century neoclassical dome to a stark form of plastic over scaffolding. I'm not sure if the vacuuming happening the day I visited had something to do with this construction, or if it was just time for spring cleaning. I found that the basket crane really added to the visual experience; it emphasized the grandeur, scale and refinement of the architecture and at the same time looked ultra-futuristic by comparison. The workman sure was laughing at me as I took pictures of his co-worker.