HD Photos of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris - Page 1
This is one of the smaller triumphal arches in Paris that we visited called the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and as you will see from these high definition photos it has some very impressive architecture and statues on top, with the added benefit of being very easy to find as it is located right next to the Louvre Museum in the Jardin des Tuileries.
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Photo of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with the Louvre Museum behind
There are two triumphal arches in Paris and this particular arch is the smaller of the two called the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which has been classified as an historical monument, and as you can see from this image, it is in the main walkway from the Tuileries Gardens to the Louvre Museum in the square known as the Place du Carrousel.
Picture of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with the Tuileries gardens behind
While we were standing in the courtyard of the Musee du Louvre by one of the modern pyramids that provide light into the museum, we took this photo looking towards the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with the Tuileries Gardens behind, which then takes you along the historical axis to the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees then up to the Arc de Triomphe, and with the amount of people around, you can tell that this is one of the popular tourist attractions in Paris that sees millions of visitors each year.
Photo showing the stone statues and the quadriga on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel has eight marble columns, four on each side, that have a statue of a soldier from the Empire above each one and in between the stone statues on the pediment there bas reliefs, as you can see in this photo that we took of one side looking towards the Louvre museum, which also shows the back of the quadriga that sits proudly on top of this historical monument in Paris.
This photo was taken from the Tuileries gardens with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in the background
This is a photo we took from the Tuileries Gardens by the main fountain and its statues along its central walkway that shows the Arc de Triumphe du Carrousel with its impressive marble columns and the quadriga, which is the group of statues including horses and chariot that you can see on the top of this triumphal arch.
Picture of the quadriga statue group on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
As you can see in this image there is an inscription on the top part of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel just below the quadriga, which is the statue group of horses and chariot positioned on top of the arch, and in fact, this is a copy of the Horses of Saint Mark that were taken from a basilica in Venice, yet the original was returned to its rightful place after the fall of Napoleon and a new group of statues was produced and completed with an allegory depicting peace riding in the chariot surrounded by two gilded statues of Victory that was produced by Baron Francois Joseph Bosio.
Photo showing two of the red marble columns on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
On a lovely sunny day we to took this photo of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with its beautiful marble columns and the ornate architectural details including the bas reliefs that depict different scenes from some of the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte such as The Surrender at Ulm and the Battle of Austerlitz, and it was Napoleon himself who commissioned this triumphal arch be constructed in commemoration of his armies triumphs.
This picture shows one side of the central arch on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
We took this HD photo standing under the central arch of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel looking through to the other side, and to help with what direction we was facing, the rose coloured marble column to the right looks towards the Louvre Museum, which means the other marble column to the left faces the Tuileries Gardens.
Close up photo showing two of the stone statues of soldiers on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
This photo we took looking up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel focusing on one side to show two of the eight stone statues of soldiers from the Grand Army that are positioned above the columns on each side of the arch, and these depicted people such as a grenadier or rifleman, also in this image you can see, although you cannot see it all, in the middle of the arch, to the right of the picture, there is an inscription which is different to one on the other side.
This picture shows the back of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Now the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel has some fantastic and detailed architecture you can discover, but if you study its construction you may notice that this triumphal arch is actually designed with nine different aches but only has three ceiling sections.
This picture shows the ceiling section where a set of four arches meet on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
As we was saying before about the different arches on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, this photo shows the centre ceiling where one set of four arches meet, but some people would argue that it is only really two archways meeting! we will let you make your own mind up.
Close up photograph of a Bas Relief on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
All these architectural features on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel were designed by Charles Percier and Pierre Francois Leonard Fontaine, that was based upon the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome, and here you can see a close up photo of a bas relief that depicts one of the battles, which is located in between two of the beautiful Corinthian rose coloured marble columns, and in fact it was this arch that inspired the Marble arch in London to be constructed a few years later.
Photo of the main central arch ceiling on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
In this image you can see just some of the ornate details that cover the underneath side, or ceilings of the different archways that make up the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, this particular image shows the largest central arch which in the middle is over 6 metres in height, you can also see the central bas relief which was designed by Charles Meynier, after the scene had been chosen by Vivant Denon.
Picture showing the ceiling of the smaller archways on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
This is a photo we took showing another part of the underneath side of one set of the smaller arches on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel with its ornate decoration, but this does make it completely different from its larger brother the other Arc de Triomphe that is also located along what is known as the historical axis in Paris.
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Place du Carrousel
Even though the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is much smaller than the other more famous Arc de Triomphe at the Place Charles de Gaulle by the Champs Elysees, this monument in Paris is still very impressive, as you can no doubt tell from this photo we took, and still stands a total of 19m high, 23m wide and over 7 metres in depth, and has its design being based upon the triumphal arches of Rome.
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