HD photographs of Exedre Nord pond inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 52

We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris within the historical gardens called the Jardin des Tuileries, when we took these high definition photos showing a pond called the Exedre Nord.

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Exedre Nord pond water feature Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows one of two ponds within the Tuileries Gardens that contain different aquatic plants and some very historical statues, which are referred to as the Exedres, and this is the northern Exedre located within the Grand Couvert area of the garden.
SE view over Exedre Nord water feature with statue
Now this next photograph shows a view looking easterly from the area of the pond where it takes its name from, and although this is known as an Exedre in French, the English spelling of the word is Exedra, which is a semi-circular recess or plinth, normally made of concrete, or stone, as is the case here.
West end of Exedre Nord pond looking SW
An exedra has been used for centuries with some very ancient versions to be found throughout the world, especially in Rome, yet during the 18th century they became very popular as a feature within a garden, and it was after the French Revolution that the Tuileries Gardens became classed as a National garden and were going to be redesigned.
Mallard Ducks and Exedre Nord water feature
You will find that much of the Jardin des Tuileries remained the same from the designs of Andre Le Notre, even after the implementation of a few small elements like the Exedre Nord Pond, which is now inhabited with Mallard ducks, as you can see in this close up photo.
Jardin Tuileries Exedre Nord pond aquatic plants
But getting back to the North Exedra Pond, in 1794 the new government instructed the architect Auguste Cheval de Saint-Hubert and Jaques Louis David to revamp the royal gardens, which they perceived as a classical garden with many Roman influences, including the Exedras.
East end of Exedre Nord pond two statues looking South
In fact, the two ponds that contain the Exedra aspect are the only features of the new design that were ever completed, and it was at this time that the two statues you can see here were put into place, which are called Atalante and Hippomene, and these had been brought to the Jardin des Tuileries from another royal residence, that was the former Marly Chateau.
NW view of Exedre statue within water feature
Another statue called Faune au Chevreau, which in English translates to Faun with Kid, was also placed within the Exedre Nord pond, in the centre of this roman style feature within the Jardin des Tuileries, although this was also originally shipped from the French Academy in Rome to adorn the Chateau de Marly.
Sphinx statue on edge of Exedra
However, in this close up photograph you can see one of the statues on the Exedra itself where the arc shape finishes, which looks like a sphinx, although the sphinx is more related to ancient Greek architecture, rather than Roman architecture, yet has been used within architectural designs for centuries, and a sphinx became popular in Europe during the Renaissance.
Western statue within Exedre Nord looking SE
So, this is a view looking at the Exedre Nord pond in an easterly direction towards one of the restaurants located within the Grand Couvert area of the Jardin des Tuileries, which as you can tell, would provide great view to the historical statues, whilst also providing plenty of shade during the warmer summer days.
East end of Exedre Nord statues looking North
Whereas this is view looking over the North Exedra pond towards another section of the Grand Couvert area of the Tuileries Gardens, and you will find that ponds have always been a feature of royal gardens for centuries, and these statues were originally placed by a carp pond at the Marly Chateau, so it is fitting that there are also fish within this one as well.

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Tuileries Gardens, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Gated area opening times
April to May: 7am - 9pm
June to August: 7am - 11pm
September: 7am - 9pm
October to March: 7:30am - 7:30pm

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