Paris in the autumn ; Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Work started on building the Arc de Triomphe¬†in 1806 after Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz, but it wasn’t completed until 1836. One of the most iconic monuments in Paris, it’s difficult to get a good, clear shot of it because of the many lanes of traffic that circuit it.¬†Fortunately, an underpass allows access to the arch so that when you are actually standing next to it you get a true sense of it size.

I particularly liked the four huge statues on each side of the main columns.

Arc de Triomphe - statue 4 Arc de Triomphe - statue 3 Arc de Triomphe - statue 2 Arc de Triomphe - statue 1

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