HD Photos of Place de la Concorde in Paris - Page 1
One very popular tourist destination in Paris that attracts thousands of visitors every year is the Place de la Concorde, which is the largest square in this capital city, and as you can see from these high definition pictures we took, this square has some very impressive architecture like the ornate water fountains below, but this square is also host to the oldest monument in Paris called the Luxor Obelisk.
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Photo of ornate water fountain at Place de la Concorde dedicated to maritime France and the sea
This is a photo we took showing a part of one of the two fountains, which are located either side of the Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, and designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff they were based upon the two fountains at the Piazza San Pietro in Rome that also flank an obelisk, plus being close to the River Seine one is dedicated to maritime France and the sea, yet the other closest to the building that used to house the Navy ministry is dedicated to rivers and commerce.
Photo of Rue Royale that connects to Place de la Concorde
While we were standing in the Place de la Concorde we took this photo looking North to the impressive Hotel de Crillon that is the building on the left of the identical one to the right, and the street between these buildings is called the Rue Royale, that then leads to the Greek temple, which is a church known as La Madeleine where you can see the front facade and its impressive colonnade in the middle of the picture.
Picture of the Bordeaux statue at Place de la Concorde
Although it is known as the largest square in Paris, the Place de la Concorde is actually an octagon shape and was originally designed by Jacques Ange Gabriel with a moat and a statue of King Louis XV, yet it was redesigned by Jacques Ignace Hittorff in the 1830s and a stone statue representing a major city in France was added at each of its points, and this is a photo we took of the Bordeaux statue at the Place de la Concorde, which was produced by Louis Denis Caillouette.
This photo shows one of the ornate lamp posts that can be found around Place de la Concorde
As you are wandering around Paris you will find numerous different tourist attractions, architectural gems and even ornate lamp posts, just like this one that we took a photo of looking up at the gilding and design, which is located at the Place de la Concorde Square where you will also find fountains, statues and much more.
Picture of the water fountain dedicated to rivers and commerce in Place de la Concorde
This high definition photo shows the water fountain at the North end of Place de la Concorde in Paris just in front of Hotel de Crillon, which is the building you can see in the back ground to the left of the picture, and this particular ornate fountain is dedicated to rivers and commerce.
Photo of the Luxor Obelisk at Place de la Concorde
While standing close to the start of the Tuileries Gardens we took this photo of the Place de la Concorde with the Luxor Obelisk in the middle of the picture, which is actually the oldest monument in Paris dating back well over 3000 years, and if you look carefully you will be able to see markings on this that are hieroglyphics, and behind, being on the historical axis, you can just see a part of the Arc de Triomphe, which is located at the opposite end of the Champs Elysees to this famous square in Paris.
This photo was taken looking down the Champs Elysees avenue towards Place de la Concorde
Originally designed back in the 1700s and named the Place Louis XV, it was renamed the Place de la Concorde and is situated on what is known as the historical axis between the Arc de Triomphe and the famous Louvre Museum, and this is a photo we took looking up the Champs Elysees avenue towards the Place de la Concorde square with its impressive monument called the Luxor Obelisk that you can see looming up into the sky.
Photo showing Place de la Concorde preparations for the celebrations on Bastille Day
Even though the Place de la Concorde has had a turbulent history and became famous for its executions during the French Revolution, today it is famous for the historical monument called the Luxor Obelisk that you can see with its gold leaf pyramid top, plus it is used as a place for celebrations, and this is a HD photo we took as the temporary stands were being erected ready for a military parade and ceremony that would be taking place on Bastille Day.
Close up photo showing one of the two water fountains at Place de la Concorde
In this image you can see one of the two fountains that are located either side of the Luxor Obelisk and were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff to complement the obelisk that had been provided by the Viceroy of Egypt as a gift to France, and twelve artists worked on these fountains at the Place de la Concorde during the 1830s, and we took this photo looking north east, with the bushes denoting the start of the Tuileries Gardens, and you can just see the Jeu de Paume building behind, which used to be a tennis court and now houses a museum in Paris.
Picture of Place de la Concorde Nantes statue
During the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror this particular square in Paris became the scene of many beheadings including that of Marie Antoinette, however its history does not stop there, as a few years later the octagon shape of the Place de la Concorde was redesigned and eight statues representing different cities in France were added, just like the Nantes statue you can see in this photo we took.
Photo of Hotel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde
There are two identical buildings that were constructed in the 1750s on either side of the Rue Royale facing onto the Place de la Concorde, and this is a photo we took of the right hand side building that became a luxury hotel in Paris called the Hotel de Crillon and in front of this you can see one of the eight statues that represent different French cities along with two of the ornate lamp posts, which can also be found in this square.
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