Paris - Place de l'Étoile - August 2011.
Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Interred here on Armistice Day 1920, it has the first eternal flame lit in Western and Eastern Europe since the Vestal Virgins' fire was extinguished in the fourth century. It burns in memory of the dead who were never identified (now in both world wars).
A ceremony is held Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every 11 November on the anniversary of the armistice signed between France and Germany in 1918. It was originally decided on 12 November 1919 to bury the unknown soldier's remains in the Panthéon, but a public letter-writing campaign led to the decision to bury him beneath the Arc de Triomphe. The coffin was put in the chapel on the first floor of the Arc on 10 November 1920, and put in its final resting place on 28 January 1921. The slab on top carries the inscription ICI REPOSE UN SOLDAT FRANÇAIS MORT POUR LA PATRIE 1914–1918 ("Here lies a French soldier who died for the fatherland 1914–1918").
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy of the United States paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, accompanied by French President Charles de Gaulle. After the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, Mrs Kennedy remembered the eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe and requested that an eternal flame be placed next to her husband's grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. President Charles de Gaulle went to Washington to attend the state funeral, and witnessed Jacqueline Kennedy lighting the eternal flame that had been inspired by her visit to France.
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pajaran (64494) 2014-02-02 12:30
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na spomenik Neznanom junaku i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan spomenik sa vecitom vatrom, lepe boje.
Ostaju spomenici secanje na velike junake.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the monument to the Unknown Soldier and the second ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated monument with eternal fire, beautiful colors.
Remain monuments to the memory of a great hero.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
papagolf21 (106953) 2014-02-02 14:42
Bonsoir, cher Ovidiu,
Il est rare de présenter la flamme de la tombe du soldat inconnu sous cet angle.
La réussite est parfaite.
Très bonne présentation.
mesutilgim (96814) 2014-02-02 14:46
Nice capture of this remembrance installation in Paris.
Very good layout and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-02 20:27
Excellent close-up photo of this special place in paris, perfect light & very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-02-02 20:55
Nice shot of the tomb of the unknown soldier.Excellent sharpness and clarity.Very well captured.TFS.
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-02-02 23:00
Really like this, it jumps out at me from the thumbnail. The high pov and compo indeed work really well thus focus of attention is paid onto main interest where the flame actually grabs as strong pointer. Despite the weather condition, you still managed to retain a reasonable amount of detail and adequately exposed. Bit of background and fg interests are lovely addition and tx to your lengthy infor notes - much appreciated- a picture with depth and perspective in excellent natural colours. A grand historical image well shot, Congrats and tfs.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-02-03 0:34
the eternal flame of this symbolic Tomb attracts strongly our eyes, and offers us a nice contrast with the red and white flowers in foreground.
The chosen framing is very efficient, and shows us the topic of your composition by means of a very sharp image, under a subtle light.
A beautiful work.
Nicou (148666) 2014-02-03 0:54
Très belle hommage et image pour le soldat inconnu sueprbe quel belle stelle ronde et la flamme de l'espoir sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (33148) 2014-02-03 9:28
bravo on this. I have always found flames to be really hard to capture, and you have done it perfectly here. The whole composition of the scene is just flawless and really beautiful to view. The flowers create great color and foreground interest and so apt for the scene.
Thanks as always
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-03 9:55
è normale che ogni stato abbia il suo milite ignoto, ma sorprendono le varie forme con le quali si tende ad onorarlo.
La fiamma perpetua sembra essere tra le forme più diffuse.
Così avviene a Parigi, come si vede dalla tua foto, mentre a Roma le fiamme sono due e fanno da complemento ad altra forma architettonica.
Buona la ripresa ricca di nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
Silvio1953 (150439) 2014-02-03 11:19
Ciao Ovidiu, lovely remembrabce, beautiful composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (49961) 2014-02-03 11:38
a neat and lovely symmetrical composition, an effective tight framing that accentuates the solemn theme. I like the sense of depth and the foreground with tender and beautiful flowers. I also like very much the shape, dynamism and colours of the flame, it stands out superbly and offers pleasing warmth, calmness and intimacy. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jhm (158016) 2014-02-04 3:12
You show us this Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on a very nice way.
Composition and presentation are excellent chose.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (123866) 2014-02-04 10:38
Un très joli avant plan fleuri de la tombe du soldat inconnu, très belle prise de la flammes, très belle réalisation
Graal (103038) 2014-02-04 23:30
interesting place in Paris. Similar tomb is in Warsaw, too. Good shot. Fine composition with flowers on FG.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-02-10 4:56
Very nice p.o.v. Excellent details and colors.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9692)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-17
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S, RAW, 58mm Hoya UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-02 10:36