Travel Photography Photos tagged as history
This collection of statues is dedicated to Marie Emile Fayolle which can be found at the top of the various statues, with the writing at the base of it reading "Marie Emile Fayolle, Marechal de France 1852 - 1928"
Here you can see a close-up of the arch above the entrance to Les Invalides, showing the many details as well as a plaque with Latin inscriptions stating that the first war veterans were housed there as well as Louis the Great in the years of 1674-5.
Here you can see one of the historical cannons which are found outside the building of Hotel Les Invalides, showing the details on the cannon as well as some of the lovely shaped trees in the background.
In front of the Ecole Militaire a statue of the Marshal Joseph Joffre can be found, who is well known for his efforts during World War One and his popularity.
This shorter section of the Pont Neuf bridge spans from the Ile de la Cite island, where this photo was taken, to the left bank of the River Seine, giving an insight to the great view you can see while crossing the oldest bridge in Paris.
There are numerous jutted out parts on the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, known as Askew Piers, allowing people to sit down and relax, the areas once being a popular place to meet when the bridge first opened.
Here you can see the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf, crossing over the River Seine to connect to the Ile de la Cite island which sits in the middle of the River.
Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris and is also an octagon shape which at each of its points you can find a statue to represent a major city within France, this statue being of Bordeaux.
In this lined up shot you can see the Luxor Obelisk, the oldest monument in Paris, along with the back of a statue in the foreground, both found within Place de la Concorde.
This photo shows one of two fountains which can be found at the Place de la Concorde square in Paris, allowing you to see the numerous statues surrounding the fountain as well as the intricate work and details of the water feature itself.
Here you can find the Monument des Droits de l'Homme which was designed by Ivan Theimer and put in place in 1989 within the Champ de Mars park, this photo showing a bronze door found between two pillars.
In this photo you can see the Monument des Droits de l'Homme which was placed in the Champ de Mars park to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
This photo shows a side of the Monument des Droits de l'Homme which translated means "Monument to the Rights of Man" and has been created to resemble an old temple.
This photo shows part of the Square Jean XXIII which can be seen next to the south side of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, this area previously being used as the garden for the now-destroyed Archbishops palace.