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Nope, not Paris!? At first look you might believe this to be the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, when in fact its actually Porte dAix in Marseille. It may not be as big or renowned as its colleague to the North, but its still impressive in its own right.

Modeled on the ancient Arc d'Orange, this monument was constructed by Michel-Robert Penchaud in 1823 to commemorate the victories of the French Revolution and the First Empire, and as a tribute to the glory of the Republic, the Consulate, and the Empire. With its inscriptions and bas-reliefs, and sculpture by David d'Angers and Ramey, the arch marks the old entrance to the city on the road from Aix-en-Provence.

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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14030)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 6:29
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