Rue de Rivoli in sunset lights, Paris
The Rue de Rivoli is one of the most prominent commercial streets in Paris that runs parallel to Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre museum. It bears the name of Napoleon's early victory against the Austrian army, at the battle of Rivoli, fought January 14 and 15, 1797. The rue de Rivoli marked a transitional compromise between an urbanism of prestige monuments and aristocratic squares, and the forms of modern town planning by official regulation.
The Rue de Rivoli is a mix of traditionalism, with its monuments and squares, and modernism, with its contemporary designed buildings. Each house lined along the street have identical facades, leaving the impression of an endless row of houses. There are a great number of souvenir shops along the street, as well as many cultural and historical sites.
The new street that Napoleon Bonaparte pierced through the heart of Paris took for one side the north wing of the Louvre, which Napoleon extended, and the Tuileries Gardens. For the first time ever, a handsome, regular, wide street would face the north wing of the old palace. Napoleon's original section of the street opened up eastward from the Place de la Concorde. Builders on the north side of the Place Louis XV, as it then was named, between rue de Mondovi and rue Saint-Florentin, had been constrained by letters patent in 1757 and 1758 to follow a single façade plan. The result was a pleasing uniformity, and Napoleon's planners extended a similar program, which has resulted in the famous arcaded facades that extend for almost a mile.
The restored Bourbon King Charles X continued the rue de Rivoli eastwards from the Louvre, as did King Louis-Philippe. Finally, Emperor Napoleon III extended it on into the 17th-century quarter of the Marais (see: Right Bank). Beneath the rue de Rivoli runs one of the main brick-vaulted oval-sectioned sewers of Paris' much-imitated system, with its sidewalks for the sewerworkers.
In 1852, opposite the wing of the Louvre, Baron Haussmann enlarged the Place du Palais-Royal that is centered on the baroque Palais Royal, built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1624 and willed to the royal family, with its garden surrounded by chic commercial arcades. At the rear of the garden is the older branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, in rue Richelieu.
North of the rue de Rivoli, at the point where the Grands Boulevards crossed an enormous new square, the new opera house was built. The Opera Garnier is a magnificent monument to the construction of the Second Empire. Just behind the opera house can be found the largest department stores, like the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.
East along the rue de Rivoli, at the Place des Pyramides, is the gilded statue of Joan of Arc situated close to where she was wounded at the Saint-Honoré Gate in her unsuccessful attack on English-held Paris on September 8, 1429. A little further along, towards the Place de la Concorde, the rue de Castiglione leads to the Place Vendôme, with its Vendôme Column surmounted by the effigy of Napoleon Bonaparte. He began the building of the street in 1802; it was completed in 1865. A plaque at no. 144 commemorates the assassination there of the Huguenot leader Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572. (Source: wikipedia & aviewoncities/paris)
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JFS (32189) 2012-06-13 2:18
This is one of the streets i like the best for its perspective and you got it masterly for all of us. Çthanks George!
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-13 2:19
Selam George Bey
Gercekten bir cok guzel ayrintiya sahip,begendim.tebrikler
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-13 2:37
Very nice photo from Paris with very good quality.TFS,congratulations
finlay (1535) 2012-06-13 2:48
I like the sense of perspective you have achieved here by selecting a pov that shows the railings diminish in size as they stretch into the distance. Well done.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-06-13 3:01
I like the diminishing perspective view of the street here taking the viewer very far. The metal fence on the right gives an open space against the beautiful buildings on the left. The bicycles and the boy are nice inclusions. I like this gloomy atmosphere.
asajernigan (19669) 2012-06-13 4:08
The vertical format was a good choice here emphasizing the height of the scene. The fence and street lead the eye past the boy and bikes nicely. Your light management is outstanding bringing out fine detail in low light.
Sergiom (39336) 2012-06-13 4:16
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. La lumière de fin de journée apporte une atmosphère très spéciale. Un bel endroit et une belle réussite technique.
cornejo (18130) 2012-06-13 4:37
György Hi, this is a good and interesting perspective of the famous street and the fence interesting, very well captured in this good and nice picture with very good frame, sharpness, depth, light and color. My congratulations for this beautiful and very well done good job. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week my friend.
Best regards and best wishes.
npecanhuk (53919) 2012-06-13 5:13
Your pictures from Paris are mostly truly unique and original!!!! I'm really enjoying this trip with you!
This one has a special chosen pov, composition, colors and management of light, all in a very suitable vertical format!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (30394) 2012-06-13 6:20
love the perspective and fg interest in this clever and creative composition. Wonderful lines and light make this so effective and attractive. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-06-13 7:26
This is an aspect of the Rue de Rivoli, which is interesting. The view is cleverly chosen. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Cricri (86535) 2012-06-13 9:54
Excellente perspective de la rue avec l'inclusion des clôtures métalliques de couleurs, bon cadrage avec les vélos, le ciel gris/bleu avec une bonne lumière, belle atmosphère
Schnappilic (7931) 2012-06-13 10:07
Beautiful composition with soft light near the Louvre. I like it! TFS!
All the best,
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-06-13 11:53
A classical composition from Paris. Well composed, artistic shot.
gildasjan (38232) 2012-06-13 12:28
Une image verticale très bien composée.le cadrage est soigné et j'aime le rendu de ce ciel et la luisance sur cette rue de Rivoli.une bonne touche est apportée par les phares allumés de cette voiture.
rbassin (11167) 2012-06-13 13:18
les lignes de perspective convergent vers un point central et renforce la vision de la rue Rivoli.
Belle lumière et superbe effet de la barrière.
siudzi (23959) 2012-06-13 14:35
A nice moody composition of this street life scene. The light is a key of this beautiful composition. Very well seen and executed with superb sense of perspective. TFS.
Sonata11 (28391) 2012-06-13 17:22
Very interesting and beautiful street and architecture. Wonderfully executed with fabulous light, colors, sharpness, clarity of so many detail, great POV and DOF as well. This is perfect perspective and very beautiful. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo job.
All the best,
emka (58224) 2012-06-13 23:51
Hi Georgy, we can see that it is not bicycles' city, like Amsterdam. prominent street but lamost empty in thgis time od the day, one boy, a few cars and bikes only. Pleasant atmosphere, excellent perspective. interesting light.
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2012-06-14 0:21
Hi dear George, how are you?
Another greatly impressive panfocus shot!
I well understand your intention.
The unity of faded blue color adds good atmosphere.
Sahrpness and cleraness as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good day!
Takero, from sunny Tokyo
Silvio1953 (98259) 2012-06-15 2:44
Ciao George, lovely composition with bikes in FG, superb Grey sky, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mohammad_H (6600) 2012-06-15 8:16
قاب عمودی قشنگ.چشم نواز و زیبا
وضوح مناسب .بکارگیری رنگهای زیبا
روز خوبی داشته باشید
Beautiful vertical frame. Eye-catching and beautiful
Appropriate resolution. Using beautiful colors
Have a nice day
siamesa (27449) 2012-06-15 17:52
Boa noite George
As always an excellent note. Very nice view of this street where the bicycles make a very nice effect.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-06-17 1:29
Interesting shot of daily daily life.light,colours and sharpness are very good.
Have a nice Sunday,
chawax (14918) 2012-06-17 2:41
A nice POV with good perspective lines and nice depth. The dark sky and the end of day light make a very pleasant atmosphere.
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (86932) 2012-06-17 18:06
A superb daily life scene of the boy amongst the bicycles. Nice use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with reasonably good sharpness. Good repetition of the metal fence spiked rails & their gold tips contrast well against the blue grey color tones. Tfs!
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-06-24 10:01
this shot brought memories in my mind from this
rue de Rivoli,one of the most commercial streets
in Paris.I like the sense of perspective and all
the details which are very wellcomposed
I like the gloomy atmosphere
have a pleasant new week
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-13 2:10