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Photographer's Note

This particular arch was built between 1806 and 1808 by Napoleon I following the model of the Arch of Constantine in Rome. The two arches conceived by Napoleon, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, were erected to commemorate his victories, and the grand armies he had commanded. The bronze horses which originally perched on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel were taken from Saint-Marc of Venice. These were later returned after WWII.

The monument is richly decorated in rose marble on the columns and the front paneling. It is part of the so-called Grand Axis of Paris. Looking west, the arch is perfectly aligned with the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the centerline of the grand boulevard Champs-匜ys嶪s, the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de l'尒oile, and, although it is not directly visible from the Place du Carrousel, the Grande Arche de la D嶨ense. Thus, the axis begins and ends with an arch.

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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14030)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-00
  • Categories: 日常生活
  • Exposure:f/9.0, 4 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-21 3:55
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