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Stucco has played an important role in the stunning décor of many buildings in Paris, such the Grand Mosque that was built in 1926 as a token of gratitude to the Muslim tirailleurs of WWI. In WWII, the beautiful mosque even served as a secret refuge for Algerian and European Jews. The intricate stucco design of the mosque is made from hydrated lime and carbonates powder, and is durable enough to keep the exterior decor wowing generations to come.
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Paint has played an important role in the décor of many museums in Paris such as the bright white walls subtly framing the modern art displayed in the @centrepompidou. White interior paints can be made with calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, and a few other materials.The Paris region spent much of its time under seawater throughout geological history, leaving rich deposits right under Parisians feet that are now on their modern walls. That is some naturally stylish framing.
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Old meets new.
The famous glass pyramid by Ieoh Ming Pei at the Musée du Louvre in Paris is one of the most photographed spots in the city, but what the tourists don’t know is that the pyramid has a mineral secret. That secret? The glass structure is made possible by carbonates in the glass! Glass is composed of sand, soda ash, and a pinch of limestone. Try telling that to the tour guides at the museum and see if they know!
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It takes skill to cut these Carbonates 
Translating to “The Seine and the Marne”, this statue was made by Nicolas Coustou between 1701-1712 and is just one of the many examples of carbonates in Paris! This scene was carved out of Carrara marble, found in Tuscany, and one of its many homes was right here in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries. It was relocated in 1993 to the Richelieu Pavillion in the Louvre for protection from the elements where you can discover it for yourself today! For more info on the history and usage of Carrara marble, check out our friends at @cavamuseofantiscritti
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