High definition photos of Petit Palais in Paris - Page 1
Now we had just visited the Grand Palais and right across the road or avenue Winston Churchill, we found its little sister called the Petit Palais, which is another one of those Paris tourist attractions that we had to see, and as you can see from these high definition photos this palace is well worth spending the time to have a look around.
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HD panoramic photograph showing the whole western facade of Petit Palais
This fist image gives you a full panoramic view of the western facade of the Petit Palais, that was taken first thing in the morning with the sun rising behind, which unfortunately did cause a couple of problems with the sky bleaching in this particular photo, but still gives a great perspective of its architectural features.
Close up view of the front facade of Petit Palais
As we were standing in the front courtyard on a lovely hot sunny day, we took this photo of the Petit Palais front facade where you can see the picture windows in between the columns that have been decorated in different colours, and of course the magnificent arched main entrance with its wrought iron gilded gate, and as you will also notice in this HD image, there is a poster advertising one of the temporary art exhibitions in the museum along with a billboard written in different languages.
Photograph of the main front entrance to the Petit Palais
In this image you can see the front entrance and ornate facade of the Petit Palais that was designed by the French architect Charles Girault for Universal Exhibition of 1900, and he also oversaw the construction of the Grand Palais that is located opposite the small palace on the opposite side of the road called the Avenue Winston Churchill.
Close up HD photo showing sculptures by Louis Convers to the left of the front entrance of Petit Palais
This is a close up HD photo we took of the stone statue sculpture group on the left hand side of the entrance to the Petit Palais, which was sculpted by Louis Convers and portrays women harvesting, and this was produced for the front facade of this small palace ready for the opening at the 1900 World Fair in Paris.
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Picture of the left hand corner of the Petit Palais with its ornate wrought iron railings
In this photo you can see the left hand corner of the Petit Palais with its ornate wrought iron railings, the stone carvings and parapet by the roof, along with the columns and the large windows, which the architect had the vision of using only natural light to showcase the exhibits inside this small palace, that officially became a city of Paris museum in 1902.
Photo of the Georges Benjamin Clemenceau statue in the Petit Palais gardens
Outside in the gardens of the Petiti Palais you will be able to discover a statue of Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, who was the Prime Minister of France during World War I and was one of the key people who organised the Treaty of Versailles, and this is a photo we took of this statue mounted on a rock, that was sculpted in bronze by Francois Cogne and put in place in 1932 in his memory.
Photos of Georges Clemenceau Monument
This HD Photo shows the dome roof or entrance rotunda at the Petit Palais
Even though the Petit Palais is overshadowed by the Grand Palais, there are still some magnificent features to be found on the facade of this small palace in Paris, just like the dome or entrance rotunda and the statue in front you can see in this HD image we took on a lovely sunny day.
High definition photo of the Petit Palais main entrance with its wrought iron and gilded entrance gate
Here you can see a close up high definition photo of the Petit Palais main entrance that is located opposite the Grand Palais with the steps that lead up to the intricate work of art on the wrought iron and gilded entrance gate, which was actually designed by the French architect Charles Girault himself, and although his vision was for an elegant palace worthy of the city in which it stands that would open for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris, certain features such as murals took until after World War I to be completed.
Photo showing the front facade of Petit Palais with its columns decorated in different colours
While we were in Paris visiting many of the different tourist attractions, we took this photo of the Petit Palais that shows the left hand side part of the front facade with its columns and colonnade, and although the columns were decorated in different colours while we were there, this is not always the case, yet we feel that it does bring this historical monument to life and make it even more vibrant and unusual.
Picture of water fountain in the Petit Palais gardens on the Avenue Winston Churchill side
Also there are numerous fountains in Paris that you can discover, some being more impressive than others, but this is a photo we took in the gardens of the Petit Palais, and as you can see in this image, this smaller fountain is in the front garden area in between the trees on the avenue Winston Churchill side of this Palace.
Photo of the Winston Churchill statue located within the grounds of the Petit Palais
This photo shows the Winston Churchill statue that is located within the grounds of the Petit Palais, and this bronze statue was sculpted by Jean Cardot and modelled from a photograph that was taken of him walking down the Champs Elysees with General Charles de Gaulle after the liberation of Paris in World War II, and this was unveiled in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II on the 80th anniversary of the armistice.
The Winston Churchill statue
Photos of Winston Churchill statue
Close up HD photo of the dome roof that sits on the top of the Petit Palais over its front entrance
This is a close up HD photo we took of the dome roof that sits on the top of the Petit Palais over the front entrance, which shows its ornate details and one of the windows that allows natural light to come in, plus, as you can see, there are some intricate stone works that look like trophies along with a statue, which really enhance the facade of this building, making it more like a sumptuous palace, and being home to the fine arts museum, which is free to visit the permanent collections, really makes this a great tourist attraction in Paris to visit and admire.
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