L'arc de triomphe by Kirstyshots

Taken inside of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

“The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. Even though there were many modifications from the original plans, reflecting political changes and power struggles, the Arch still retains the essence of the original concept which was a powerful, unified ensemble.

The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the “Place de l’Étoile”. It’s located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The arches whole decorative style is entirely of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century.

The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.

The monument is considered the linchpin of the historic axis (L’Axe historique) — a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route which stretches from the courtyard of the Louvre Palace to the outskirts of Paris."
SOURCE: http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/


  • Emily Simoes
    Emily Simoesover 5 years ago

    spiral… amazing!

  • Kirstyshots
    Kirstyshotsover 5 years ago


  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    This wonderful image has been used to kick off the Spiral Staircases challenge
    Please feel free to enter this image or any other image in the challenge when it opens for entries!

  • Kirstyshots
    Kirstyshotsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, I’m honored, thanks!!

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way group

  • Kirstyshots
    Kirstyshotsalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks so much Chris!!!

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature and the shot. I feel dizzy just looking at it!

  • Thanks Kay!

    – Kirstyshots

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Very striking, congrats on your feature

  • Thanks Georgie!

    – Kirstyshots

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 4 years ago

    this is great congratulations beautiful

  • Thanks a bunch!

    – Kirstyshots

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    This amazing image was used as the avatar for Spirals challenge in Photography Challenge Group

  • Thanks Kimba, it’s an honor :)

    – Kirstyshots

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