Rue Royale in Paris runs from Place de La Concorde (seen here in the distance) to the Place de la Madeleine, site of the church of the same name and which is located immediately behind me at this point.
282 metres in length, construction of the uniform façades in the first part of the street began in 1758 to the design of Ange-Jacques Gabriel. A luxury development, it was built to accompany the construction of the Place de la Concorde under the auspices of the entrepreneur and architect Louis Le Tellier.
Originally conceived as a residential street, it began to lose its residential character during the nineteenth century. By the end of that century it had become the home to many high class jewellers and subsequently fashion houses. This remains the case today.
Thanks to the French Wikipedia site for the above information.
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carlo62 (50948) 2014-04-09 23:58
bella prospettiva, la strada porta lo sguardo direttamente all'obelisco di Piazza della Concordia e alla cupola dell'Hotel des Invalides, proprio una bella scenografia.
Mi piace anche questo spaccato di vita quotidiana, con passanti e auto in queste strade contornate da splendide facciate.
besnard (56645) 2014-04-10 0:30
Une image profonde et bien cadrée qui nous permet de détailler les immeubles qui encadrent la ru.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-10 0:54
a spectacular photo with attractive composition and superb details, great perspective,
Royaldevon (40380) 2014-04-10 2:02
I am enjoying this tour of Paris.
This is a very prestigious street, gleaned from its width and the imposing buildings either side. The patterned cobbles give a pleasing, textured introduction.
I love the fact that the traffic lights are on red. We feel safe viewing the whole scene and, of course, the people.
The Place de la Concorde, with its associated buildings, makes a good b/g stopper.
Have a great day,
lousat (93756) 2014-04-10 4:12
Salut Steph,j'ai visite' Paris il y a 24 ans mais je me souvien bien de cette longue perspective qui montre la Madeleine en arrier plan,tres jolie capture,avec des lumieres agreables tres bien exposees et tout la vie et la confusion de cette celebre route.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
williewhistler (16398) 2014-04-10 4:17
to be honest the buildings are so beautifully sharp and clear and the whole scene so nicely balanced that I failed to see the traffic waiting,you have taken good advantage of not only a lull in the traffic but also a lovely light.
A really attractive scene.
Fis2 (100828) 2014-04-10 4:41
Next nice view from Paris.
Good frame and perspective.
Very impressive architecture!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-10 4:57
a superb capture that shows the broad avenues and traffic that typifies the French capital. Love the light and detail here and also the real sense of scale and perspective. Excellent!
jhm (155370) 2014-04-10 4:58
A nice reality picture of the French capital, with the much cars and the few walkers
Also a wonderful panorama view about these area.
Perspective and depth are perfect.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (82971) 2014-04-10 5:34
J'aime beaucoup cette architecture toute parisienne ainsi que ces larges boulevards urbain. J'aime la lumière en diagonale et la sensation de mouvement et de précipitation.
Nicou (145294) 2014-04-10 6:05
un très bel éclairage sur cette rue sueprbe quel rendu et immensité de la rue la profondeur ces façade cette animaiton sueprbe compo et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-10 7:56
wonderful view of the street with fine details in the buildings on both sides which has made the view really gorgeous and eye catching. The composition is attractive with excellent pov and perspective. The inclusion of a large part of the foreground has brought out the best in the sense of depth.
Thanks for sharing and have a great evening.
pierrefonds (68183) 2014-04-10 16:28
La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la scène. Tu as bien capturé l'action des automobiles sur la rue Royale. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
ChrisJ (116136) 2014-04-10 16:58
The obelisk and the dome in the bg are perfectly positioned over the vanishing point, with the parallel dual sides of the street adding superb diminishing linear perspective and lead in lines. I like the repeating patterns in the fg flagstones. Good sharpness and the people and cars in the midground make the scene lok quite busy. Bon weekend!
Graal (103034) 2014-04-11 12:44
nice and interesting place in Paris. I like the architecture and perspective of street. Good shot and presentation. Photo is well done.
Have a nice WE.
omid266 (6748) 2016-01-17 23:13
What a nice pic. from the square,
Nice to see, tfs,***
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (101778)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 23:47