A closer look at the monument that stands on Place de la République in Paris.
The Place de la République is a square in Paris, located on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements. It is named after the French Republic.
The location of the Place corresponds to the bastion of the gate of the Temple in the wall of Charles V (raised between 1356 and 1383). Decorated in 1811 with a fountain called the Château-d'Eau, designed by Pierre-Simon Girard, it took its current shape under the Second French Empire as part of Baron Hausmann's city renovation scheme. Most of the theatres of boulevard du Temple were demolished for this project.
The "caserne" du Prince Eugène, a military barracks later named the caserne du Château d'Eau (seen behind the monument), then the caserne Vérines, was erected by Degrove on the site, in 1854, to replace the former summer exhibition of Wauxhall and the famous diorama where Daguerre, one of the inventors of the photograph, had given his fifteen-minute demonstrations. Built with the foresight to house 3200 men, it has, since 1947, housed the French Republican Guard.
Gabriel Davioud, Paris's official city architect, added to the square, building the Magasins réunis along its whole north side in 1866. He also built a second fountain, one decorated with bronze lions. (Girard's fountain was judged insufficient for the site, but it was salvaged and re-erected in 1867 in the market of La Villette).
In 1879, a competition, to design a great monument devoted to the newly-proclaimed Third Republic, was won by the Morice brothers, Léopold Morice for the statuary and relief-panels of historic scenes, and his architect brother Charles Morice for the base. Two inauguration ceremonies took place, the first on 14 July 1880 with a gypsum model, and the second on 14 July 1883 with the final version in bronze.
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besnard (54619) 2014-04-21 0:23
Une photo lumineuse avec cette statue qui se détache sur un beau ciel bleu. Cette place est animée avec tous les promeneurs qui prennent un moment de repos.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
batalay (36519) 2014-04-21 1:32
Your postcard-like photo of the monument and fountain is augmented by a detailed note. I like both components very much. How clear the sky is!
carlo62 (37318) 2014-04-21 2:36
magnifica verticale su questa statua, ottima la presenza delle persone per avere l'effettiva sensazione delle sue dimensioni.
Un cielo incredibilmente blu la mette bene in evidenza.
williewhistler (15285) 2014-04-21 2:45
it`s only when you compare the size of the people seated around the monument to the actual structure that you get a good idea of just how impressive it actually is.
A fine shot that fills the frame with all of the interesting details.
I do enjoy the clear blue sky.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-21 2:47
wonderfully composed shot of this magnificent statue with a real sense of its scale and presence in this perfectly executed image. The light and Wedgwood blue sky make it so attractive and alluring.
Have a good week - B.
ikeharel (61523) 2014-04-21 3:09
The impressive monument on the Place de la République, made of white and black marble, and prominently shown on your photo.
It looks as it had gone renovation and cleaniongh job in recent times, when we were in Paris on 5/1994 - the place was less attractive, as I remember it.
A fine shot, bright daylight drew people to enjoy the sun-rays. Fine POV upon, well rendered the sight.
Noel_Byrne (26635) 2014-04-21 3:46
I am really glad you posted this close up of this excellent statue, it caught my eye in your post from yesterday. A wonderful work of art, with a lot of different elements. The one that grabs my eye most is the huge lion which I did not notice in the last post. The sky is a beautiful clear blue against which to show the strong black and white sculpture.
Thanks for sharing this, a great follow on to yesterday's post.
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-04-21 4:10
great angle chosen to showcase the vastness of the monument.great pov.and the monument itself is splendid.like how people are sitting around it.
Sergiom (65323) 2014-04-21 5:23
J'aime beaucoup tout ce monde autour du célèbre monument. Un bel endroit ou s’asseoir et profiter de cette très jolie place. J'aime la belle symétrie et la luminosité.
Fis2 (88857) 2014-04-21 5:42
A very curious statue.
I like frame and colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
Nicou (127916) 2014-04-21 8:02
quelle statue de la Place d la République quelle image sueprbe avec le noir sur le personnage le noir du lion et ces personnages assis sueprbe image et captage mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-04-21 8:57
An imposing monument Stephen. The figures look triumphant and strong a fitting celebration of the new Republic.
Beautifully clean details and well composed this is a good postcard from Paris.
pierrefonds (59412) 2014-04-21 16:19
La présence des gens ajoute de la vie à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs de la statue. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-04-21 22:17
Spectacular composition with great framing. the imposing monument with so many lovely details stands out beautifully against the clear blue sky. the groups of people on the corcular embankment make interesting viewing and give a good idea of the scale.
thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.
Cricri (110295) 2014-04-22 4:16
Imposant monument, les statues au bras lever en signe de gloire, les couleurs clairs et foncés, les personnes assit tout autour, donne une place agréable , bonne lumière ,belle présentation
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (88421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-00
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-21 0:13