The Arc du Triomphe was hard to get a shot at with all the people and trafic. When I came back later it was in the last fading light and I took this compressed perspective with the street sign for Place Charles de Gaulle instead. This is a full color picture in dusk light.
Building of the arch started in 1806 and it is a victory symbol for Napoleons wars. It is 50 m high and 45 m wide and was designed by Chalgrim. It was finished as late as 1936.
In the space between the four columns is the grave of the unknown soldier and there are also plaques with the names of 660 generals and 128 battles.
The square around it was renamed after general de Gaulle after his death in 1970.
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nwoehnl (122) 2004-05-17 15:38
I like it, Ebbe. Again a Paris shot in which you found a unique perspective to look at one of the best known monuments in the world - also a clever way to avoid the busy life on street level. The "color" setting at this time of day is obviously a bit on the drab side, but works really well in this shot, as I find. Good catch of the intricate detail in the arch, and the "Place CdG" sign provides a fine horizontal counterbalance to the diagonals of the arch.
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-05-17 22:42
a very special view of Arc du Triomphe, which I find very interesting. It's a color picture, which looks almost b/w. Ilike the diagonal lines, and this old style sign. Well seen and captred, Ebbe.
Mrg (825) 2004-06-25 20:08
This photo brings me really nice memories..great days i spen there months ago. Paris, what a great inspiration for photography, poetry , etc
Photo very weel captured
- Copyright: Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) (9617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta Dimage F100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Unusal views of famous places, Outdoor Type, Twins? [Part X] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-17 3:35