Travel Photography Photos tagged as history
The booklet issued by the church at the start of the journey, where each stop is stamped by the albergue, and entitles the pilgrim the privilage of staying there.
You can find a lot of history Les Invalides, and some is even found within the entrance to the building, such as this cannon which is from the 1700's for people to admire as they enter. More information and details at www.eutouring.com/images_les_invalides.html
In this photo you can see the front of the Argonaute Submarine which was used by the French Navy, as well as The Geode cinema which can be seen in the background of the photo. Daily updates at www.eutouring.com/images_argonaute_submarine.html
Here you can see the back end of the Argonaute Submarine as well as the steps that lead up to the entrance for visitors to explore inside.
Here you can see a close up of one of the stone sculpted scenes which sit high up on the Arc de Triomphe, this one portraying the death of general Marceau in September 1796.
In Paris there are many bronze equestrian statues that you can find and this statue of Simon Bolivar is no different, having been created by the sculpture Emmanuel Fremiet just before 1910 and has been in its current place since 1980.
This statue which represents Charlemagne, who is also known as Charles the Great, can be found in front of the Notre Dame in Paris, and has a lot of excellent detail as well as boasting its size compare to the numerous tourists which are around it. To see more go to www.eutouring.com/images_paris_statues.html
Within Hotel Les Invalides you can find the main courtyard which holds many kinds of cannons and artillery support which each have their own story and are free to admire as you walk around.
In this photo you can see the Argonaute Submarine, showing just how large it is, along with the red information and ticket office and the large dome in the background which is better known as The Geode. You may also like www.eutouring.com/images_argonaute_submarine.html
The Argonaute Submarine is a large and an historical tourist attraction found in Parc de la Villette, and as can be seen in the photo it is also close to both the Geode cinema and the cite des Sciences. See more www.eutouring.com/images_paris_3.html
Here you can see the end of the Argonaute Submarine which sits near to the Cite des Sciences and allows people to appreciate the history that is part of the Argonaute.
This statue, known as Le Paix de 1815, was made to represent the peace after the treaty of Paris in the year 1815 and can be found on a column of the Arc de Triomphe.
The Luxor Obelisk is the oldest monument in Paris, which dates back over 3000 years and has hieroglyphics over each side as it stands within Place de la Concorde. To see more go to www.eutouring.com/images_paris_tourist_attractions.html
Here you can see the front part of the Monument des Droits de l'Homme along with two tall obelisks and a couple statues which can also be seen at the front of the monument.
This photo taken of the Monument des Droits de l'Homme where you can see a door as well as two columns with some steps leading up to them, the photo also showing the weathering which has affected the structure.
In this photo you can see a statue dedicated to Marie Emile Fayolle who was the Marshal of France from 1852 until 1928 with the back of the Hotel Les Invalides in the background which shows the Eglise du Dome roof. Daily updates at www.eutouring.com/images_paris.html
Here you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which was held not only for that man but any soldiers who lost their lives during World War II and the Great War, along with the Eternal flame which is found at the tomb.
This photo taken of the longer side of the bridge that connects the Ile de la Cite island to the Right bank of the River Seine shows the clean river going beneath the amazing designs of the bridge.
The Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris which crosses over to the Ile de la Cite island in the middle of the River Seine and then to the other bank, this photo being taken of the shorter section of the two to show the sculptures and design work which has gone into the bridge.