This beautiful arch stands between The Louvre & the Tuileries Garden in Paris, France.
European Everyday Life, May 2014.
Photographed with a Canon 400D.
Tonemapped in Photomatix.
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (firmly anchored to the tradition of the ancient triumphal arches) was built by Percier and Fontaine in circa 1806 to 1808 to celebrate the Napoleonic victories of 1805, and it was originally intended as a monumental entrance to the Tuileries palace. When that palace was destroyed by fire in 1871, it was generally agreed that the arch stood well on its own; nor was the palace greatly missed in that an exceptional view of the Champs-Elysées had been opened up.
The proportions of the arch were directly drawn from those of the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome.
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