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HD photos of Colonne de Juillet in Bastille square Paris

You can find the Colonne de Juillet, or July Column as it is known, standing tall in the middle of Place de la Bastille, which was built to commemorate the French revolution of 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille and also the Revold of 1830, known as the three glorious days, that also took place in the month of July, so hence the name chosen was the Colonne de Juillet.
High definition photograph of Genie de la Liberte statue on top of the Colonne de Juillet in Place de la Bastille

Genie De La Liberte Statue

Here you can see the top of the July Column with its beautiful gilded statue called the Genie de la Liberte, which translates to the Spirit of Freedom, which was designed by the sculptor Augustin-Alexandre Dumont, and as you can tell from this image, it really stands out shimmering on a lovely sunny day.

Photo showing the base of Colonne de Juillet with the dates for the Three Glorious Days

Colonne De Juillet Base

We took this photograph showing the bottom section of the Colonne de Juillet, or July column, and as you can see from the base, there are three numbers, the month of July and the year 1830, marked in commemoration of the 1830 Revolution also known as the Three Glorious Days, which is when King Louis Philippe came to reign after this short French revolt.

HD picture of the July Column in Place de la Bastille

July Column Place De La Bastille

The July Column, as it is known in English that you can see in this picture, is a tall monument located in the centre of the Place de la Bastille square, and although a monument was originally proposed after the French revolution and the Storming of the Bastille back in the 1700s, the first stone was only laid at the start of the 1830s.

View of the Colonne de Juillet in Bastille square standing next to canal Saint-Martin

Colonne De Juillet Canal Saint-Martin

While we were admiring the boats in the marina of the Canal Saint-Martin, we took this photo looking towards the Place de la Bastille Square, which is home to the Colonne de Juillet, and you can just see the top section of this monument in Paris popping up above the trees with the shimmering gilded statue adorning the top.

This photograph shows the Canal Saint-Martin leading up to Colonne de Juillet in Bastille square

Canal Saint-Martin And Colonne De Juillet

The Colonne de Juillet can be seen from many different vantage points and tourist attractions in Paris, just like in this photo by the Canal Saint-Martin, which is actually not really that surprising considering the July Column was originally designed by Jean-Antoine Alavoine to be an impressive 47 metres in total height.

The base of Colonne de Juillet in fact acts like a big roundabout in the centre of Place de la Bastille

Colonne De Juillet Roundabout

The Colonne de Juillet forms the centre of the roundabout on the Bastille Square, which is a busy intersection and also home to the modern opera house in Paris, and we took this photo from across the road when the traffic was not too heavy.

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  -  Visiting Colonne de Juillet
  -  Visiting Bastille Square

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  -  Photos of Place de la Bastille

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