Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel by Michael Matthews

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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.

103 views as of May 3, 2014.

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I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Meladana
    Meladana7 months ago

    Great perspective, nice work!

  • Thank you for appreciating & favouriting one of my fave photos of Paris Chris/Meladana !
    It was an art getting the shots with people balancing rather than interrupting the composition.

    – Michael Matthews

  • metriognome
    metriognome7 months ago

    1 image/24hrs

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee7 months ago

    I didn’t know there was a carousel on top the Arc de Triomphe:is just up there for special occasions? Great Pic!

  • Thanks a lot for the fave Robyn. This is just a small version of the Arc .. much smaller than the real one.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthews7 months ago

    Thanks a lot for the fave Lynda !

  • vaggypar
    vaggypar7 months ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 05/05/2014

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Thank you very much for the feature Vaggypar !

    – Michael Matthews

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