Place Vendôme - 2 ©

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This is a different perspective of Place Vendôme showing the base of the Vendôme Column.

The original column was started in 1806 at Napoleon’s direction and was completed in 1810. It was modelled after Trajan’s Column to celebrate the victory of the battle of Austerlitz. Its veneer is made out of 425 spiralling bas-relief bronze plates made out of cannon taken from the combined armies of Europe. The plates were designed by various famous sculptors of the time. Only the base of the column is shown here.

Place Vendôme is a square in Paris located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens. It was laid out in 1702 as a monument to the glory of the armies of Louis XIV. Its regular architecture and pedimented screens canted across the corners give the rectangular Place Vendôme the aspect of an octagon.

The Place Vendôme has been renowned for its fashionable and deluxe hotels (such as the Ritz Hotel). Also, many famous dress designers have had their salons in the square. The only two remaining are the shirt-maker Charvet (at number 28 – this store has been there since 1877) and the couturier Chéruit (number 21). Since 1718, the Ministry of Justice (the Chancellerie) is located at the Hotel de Bourvallais at numbers 11 and 13. On the other side of the Place are the Paris office of JP Morgan (the investment bank), and the office of Ardian (a private equity organization).

All images are taken with a Canon 5D III (full frame) and a Canon 7D II (crop frame) using a variety of Canon L-Series lenses, and Tamron and Sigma pro-line lenses; processed in RAW with ACR, PSC, Photomatix, and a variety of other imaging software.

All images are Copyright © 2016 Hany G. Jadaa; C.Chem. M.Sc. Eng.; and Copyright © 2016 Prince John Photography (the Artist). The material contained herein may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights are reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the Artist is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted under US, Canadian, European, and Australian Copyright laws.

Image is available for purchase at higher resolution and no copyright stamps upon request. Please contact the artist directly at

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