HD photographs of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 56
While in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the triumphal arch called the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which is located by the Jardin des Tuileries and the Musee du Louvre.
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This first HD panoramic photo shows the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel standing within the Jardin du Carrousel section of the Tuileries Gardens, providing a view of the area surrounding this historical triumphal arch, while we were looking in a north westerly direction.
Although this photograph shows a closer view of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel looking from the Place du Carrousel towards the Jardin du Carrousel and the Jardin des Tuileries, right down the Allee Centrale of the garden to the Place de la Concorde on what is classed as an historical axis.
Yet this next photo shows the four horses with the chariot that are copies of the original Horses of Saint Mark, which Napoleon Bonaparte had obtained from Venice, yet after the fall of the Empire, these were returned to their original place at the Saint Mark Cathedral and these copies now called Quadrige de la Paix were sculpted by Francois Joseph Bosio, along with the two allegories either side and the figure in the chariot.
However, here you can see the pink marble corinthian columns positioned between the arches of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and as you can see there are bas reliefs on either side, and designed as a monument to the victories of Napoleon I, to the left the bas relief depicts The Surrender at Ulm by Cartellier and to the right is the bas relief depicting The Battle of Austerlitz by Espercieux.
Originally, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was constructed as a grand entrance to the Palais des Tuileries, which would have been just behind where we were standing when we took this photograph, and therefore, as you can tell, this triumphal arch stood between this former royal residence and the Palais du Louvre, a part of which you can see behind.
In fact the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was designed by the architects Charles Percier and Pierre Francois Leonard Fontaine and construction started in 1806 with completion being in 1808, and this is a view from the southern side of the triumphal arch looking through and towards a part of the Tuileries Gardens called the Jardin du Carrousel.
This photo shows one of the two gilded bronze statues positioned on the top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which were also sculpted by Francois Joseph Bosio in 1828 during the Restoration after the fall of Napoleon, and these stand either side of the bronze replicas of the Horses of Saint Mark that were safely returned to their original country of origin.
And here you can see the second gilded bronze statue next to the quadriga, which is a term used for four horses pulling a chariot, and these two outside statues are designed as allegories representing Victory and Peace.
Now the idea originally was for a statue of Napoleon to go into the empty chariot, however, he did not like this idea, and even though he never got to see this particular allegorical statue, it was designed to represent Restoration, relating to renewed relations between countries such as Austria, who were at that time in control of Venice.
So as we mentioned earlier, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was designed to commemorate the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte and there are bas reliefs on all four sides of the arch, and in this close up photo you can see the bas relief called The Peace of Presbourg, sometimes referred to as The Treaty of Pressburg, which was sculpted by Lesueur.
There are also eight statues positioned above the marble columns of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which are all sculpted as soldiers in uniform, and these were solders of the Grand Army from different regiments including a grenadier, gunner, rifleman, dragoon, etc.
Therefore, this is an image we took showing another of these soldiers of the Empire that are located on the top frieze of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and there are four on each of the two main faces above the corinthian columns in between the arches.
Whereas we took this photo while standing within the centre of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel within the central archway that is approximately 6 metres high, but we were looking towards the Jardin du Carrousel section of the Tuileries Gardens through an arch of approximately 4 metres in height located on the Northern side of the main one, which was modelled upon an ancient triumphal arch in Rome.
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