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This image is an inscription of the name Valence which appears on one of the inside walls of the Arc de Triomph. That was the name of General Jean Baptiste Cyrus Marie Adélaïde de Timbrune de Thiembronn Valence. He was elected a deputy of the nobility for the City of Paris in 1789. As the Revolution got underway, he became commander of the 1st Carabiniers in 1791. After several promotions with the army, he became wounded in one of the battles and then fled France. After Napoleon took power, he issued a general amnesty for those who had fled during the Revolution, and Valence then returned to France. Later in his career he was appointed a Senator and a Peer of France. Valence later helped Napoleon defend the left bank of the Seine.

Hope you like this image and the bit of history that goes with it.

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  • Fara
    Fara10 months ago

    Hi Hany………………….I really like this image for its simplicity…………………..what else did you photograph in Paris………………..I do hope you visited Hermes on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré……………….you could have picked up the Birkin bag for the love of your life plus a flagon of Caleche and an iconic scarf…………………..what discerning man travels to this city of Haute Couture without doing those things………………………seriously, I hope you are selling enough of these images to fund your return trip or to wherever you plan to go next…………………I cannot keep up with you……………………by the way, how did the photo shoot and when will we see the images from that……………………….nothing new with me…………….I am without my car at the moment so it is impossible to get out and about with the camera…………………that could be a blessing in disguise, of course…………………………..you are probably off in the wilds again so I will get myself organised to do some housework…………………..from your ‘really missing her car’ friend…………………Joyce

  • Hello Joyce; may be an easier question to answer is “where I didn’t photograph in Paris”……….. as a matter of fact I did walk through Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré……….. to tell you the truth I paid more attention to the painted ladies on the sidewalks than the bags and the scarfs on the shelves…………. and those perfumes…. ahhhhh………… and seriously………. no one has bought any of these images to even fund a trip to a public washroom in Paris……. and we know how many of these trips I made considering all the exquisite café I drank………. I will send you a Bmail to discuss other matters concerning my musical endeavours and associated photo shoot…….. and yes I am somewhere in the wilds of Ontario just for a couple of days………. just arrived then returning home on Thursday evening and then off to the real boonies of Ontario next Monday………….. this is a place where I travel with my own coffee maker and my own beans as the local establishment has never encountered any “business-related” travelers that wake up at 4:30 in the am……….. I learned my lesson the first time I visited………… and I paid the price pretty dearly if you know what I mean…………. thank you so much always for being so kind and for reading my little blurbs and leaving such friendly and personal comments……… it means so much to me………. from your “just arrived to my hotel room and ready for a cup of afternoon coffee before dinner” friend……. Hany

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

  • Shulie1
    Shulie110 months ago

    An unusual looking inscription, Hany – liild like a school kid’s scarf is wrapped around it

  • Thanks Stephanie; it is unusual in many ways, and I tried to decipher it but gave up! Glad you like it.

    – © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography

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