Structure

Detail of a door.

structure

August 2017.

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Arc de Triomphe

I decided to go up, for the first time, bought the ticket in advance to avoid the queues.

“Wanted by Napoleon in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in 1836 by French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.

Architect Jean-François Chalgrin was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus in a single arch, but went beyond it by exceptional dimensions (about 50 m high, 45 m long and 22 m wide) and abandoning columns.

From the top of the panoramic terrace, your eyes sweep over the whole of Paris.”(paris-arc-de-triomphe.fr)

arc de triomphe

arc de triomphe

arc de triomphe

arc de triomphe

arc de triomphe

August 2017.