National Geographic : 1936 Oct
Photograph byCrete CORINTHIAN COLUMNS ARE REFLECTED IN A PARISIAN POOL WITH A CLASSIC NAME In ancient times, those who did not care for farce, drama, or gladiatorial contests could watch miniature naval battles staged inanaumachia. This little lake, theNau machie, in the Parc Monceau, takes its name from such classic spectacles. Its colonnade, designed for a mausoleum for Henry IIand Catherine deMedicis, was brought from St. Denis, burial place of French kings. Aristocratic homes surround the park, which contains monuments toChopin, Gounod, Maupassant, and others.