Courtyard of the Army Museum, Paris
Paris' Army Museum (Musée de l'Armée) is considered one of the finest military museums in the World.
About the Museum
The Musée de l'Armée was opened in 1905. It combined two already existing museums, the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army Museum.
Situated at Les Invalides, the expansive French Army Museum covers war from the Stone Age to Hiroshima. The museum boasts a nearly unparalleled selection of artifacts, artwork, uniforms, and personal effects from many wars. Special attention is given to 17th and 18th century wars beginning with the reign of Louis XIV, the Napoleonic Wars, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I and II.
The World War II exhibition is particularly extensive and covers several rooms, with displays on the German invasion, the occupation of France, the resistance and liberation. There's also coverage of the Holocaust, the American involvement in the war as well as the war in the Pacific.
Visitors can also view a large collection of ancient arms and armor from the 13th to 17th centuries as well as hunting and tournament weapons and armour. A part of the museum is dedicated to oriental weapons between the 15th and 20th century. There are also some artifacts from France's participation in the American Revolution.
For fans of Napoleon Bonaparte, there are some very rare items to view, including the general's own uniforms and hats, his field tent, and his personal trophies. The collection of period uniforms, in general, is fascinating and is among the most extensive of any such collection in the world.
Tomb of Napoleon
Visitors to the museum can also include a visit to the tomb of Napoleon - there's a combined entrance fee for the tomb and the museum. The tomb is located on the premises inside the Dome Church. Also buried there are two of his brothers and his son. Some guided tours include a visit to the tomb.
Musée des Plans-Reliefs
Also included in the ticket for the Musée de l'Armée is a visit to the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, a collection of large scale models of fortresses and fortified cities in France. Many of these scale models cover a surface of several tens of square meters (100s of sq ft).
The oldest model was built in 1868, and shows the fortified city of Perpignan. Another interesting scale model is that of the Mont Saint-Michel, a fortified tidal island, of which even the smallest of details are visible. (Source: aviewoncities/paris)
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tedesse (22116) 2012-09-25 1:27
Good point of view, showing the beautiful architecture of the Army Museum in Paris.
Nice light and colors, good sharpness.
Have a nice day
lousat (57610) 2012-09-25 1:35
Hi George,beautiful point of view to create this surrounding perspective,perfect light management,details and colors,another beauty from your french trip,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-09-25 1:47
What an interesting place, with so much detail collected in one shot! The exposure is crisp and your fine viewpoint puts the right angle corner firmly on the 'thirds' line.
Have a lovely day,
snunney (67292) 2012-09-25 2:19
The point of view is well chosen to show the impressive architecture to good effect. The visitors contribute much to the mood of the shot as does the proudly flying tricolour. Excellent rendering of the detail. Have a good day.
besnard (48781) 2012-09-25 2:52
Un bon cliché de ce très beau bâtiment et ses fenêtres harmonieuses. Du travail soigné comme tu sais le faire.
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-09-25 4:26
very beautiful courtyard with so many turist. Perectly well done this shot. Great light, colors, sharpness, clarity, contrast, POV too. Like it a lot. Perfectly well done.
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-09-25 4:32
Impressive corner, a superb architecture and a grand courtyard. Well seen, have a nice day.
Sergiom (39184) 2012-09-25 5:19
J'aime beaucoup les deux diagonales qui se rencontrent dans l'image, lui donnant profondeur et perspective. La luminosité est excellente et les gens donnent une belle relation dimensionnelle.
timecapturer (30300) 2012-09-25 5:26
great shot of this wonderful building. Typically French with such beautiful symmetry and detail. Your POV is well chosen and the execution flawless as always.
Regards - Brian.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-25 5:35
Despite the difficult light you have managed the image excellent. Excellent architecture picture, nice perspective and you work excellent with light and shadows, the people are a excellent addition at this image.
Have a nice day,
Schnappilic (7927) 2012-09-25 9:47
Very good framing to show this beautiful architecture. The result is impressive. I remember that place. TFS!
Highmountains (1834) 2012-09-25 11:52
A sharp and clear photograph from an angular POV, showing the perfect sequence of arched columns on both the floors.
The details of the roof has also been excellently captured.
The cobble-stoned ground has the clarity to accentuate the antique feel / mood of the place.
The presence of people / tourists gives both - a sense of proportion and a feeling of liveliness to the scene.
Thanks for sharing.
bona (10142) 2012-09-25 12:35
nice photo of this building mking a kind of "V" in the middle of the photo. I like this point of view. The people add a nice perspective fo the size of the place.
Have a nice night
carlo62 (12550) 2012-09-25 13:12
questo museo è veramente molto grande, avendo poco tempo a disposizione, ho visto solo la parte che riguardava Napoleone.
Una bella prospettiva, con la pavimentazione molto nitida e la bandiera francese a darci l'identità del luogo.
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2012-09-25 16:46
Hi dear George
Yes your originality has begun to appear, I suppose.
Great architecture image via tight framework. Best composition and angle are as usual. Thanks for your sharing with best job and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-25 17:12
This is an exciting place. The picture describes very well the huge courtyard and buildings. Photo populated visitors is nice and very good quality. Bravo.
macjake (39227) 2012-09-27 1:19
a very attractive corner shot!
using the long powerful lines on the L shape to create depth and perspectives.
love the strong sense of contrast too.
the dark shadows of the arches are the highlight for me.
amaryllis (30149) 2012-09-27 8:18
un excellent cadrage sur ces batiments de la cour des armées avec un beau ciel "parisien" bleu...et une belle lumière et l'on peut voir les pavés de cette grande cour
merci de beau partage
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-09-27 9:23
Amazing architecture. the color of the stonework against the pretty blue sky is most enchanting. A neat clean shot, lots of delicacy, so crispy throughout of this splendid historic structures, excellent scale proportions as well. This is a glorious image in subtle light and colors and good infor notes as usual. Awesome shot, Congrats, TFS
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-25 1:20