Identify some photos taken in Paris

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1. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1170 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I was in Paris in 1964 and I took some photos - I wonder if they are identified correctly. This one is labeled as Place de la Bastile
https://photos.travellerspoint.com/880679/large_2201-00490029.JPG
It does not look the same as the Place de la Bastile in Google maps.

I have also this photo which is labeled Opera
https://photos.travellerspoint.com/880679/large_2215-00490015.JPG
But the guide said I had it mislabeled.

I also have two photos of statues taken in 2019 and I have tried to figure out who they represent - so who are they of.
https://photos.travellerspoint.com/880679/large_IMG_0963.JPG

https://photos.travellerspoint.com/880679/large_9b6cb7b0-a3f1-11e9-9559-553b6c8ca360.JPG

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2019, at 01:10 by greatgrandmaR ]

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2290 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Bottom 2 pics.

Could it be statues of Charles de Gaulle?

3. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 40 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I thought the first two were the Bastille but after seeing the comment below and looking through my photos again I was wrong. It is Place de la Concorde.
I love Paris. It's always fun to research anything about Paris.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2019, at 04:11 by littlesam1 ]

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

The first one is Place de la Concorde. You can see the Obelisk of Luxor with the Madeleine in the distance in the photo.

5. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 422 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

The second photo shows the facade of La Madeleine.

6. Posted by littlesam1 (Budding Member 40 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

You are absolutely correct. I went back to look at my photo and I was incorrect. It is Place de la Concorde.
The second photo is La Madeleine.

Now back to those two of the statue?

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2019, at 04:10 by littlesam1 ]

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Picture 2 is L'├ęglise de la Madeleine on Place de la Madeleine just past the Place de la Concorde. You can see it in the background of the first picture.

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 6w 2 Star this if you like it!

Your soldiers were a little harder to find. I knew it wasn't de Gaulle because he doesn't have guardians at the base of his statue. Number 4 is actually a monument to Marshal Gallieni at Place Vauban behind Invalides. Number 3 is a statue of Marie Emile Fayolle, a World War I hero and eventually a Marshall of France. The two statues face each other on Place Vauban.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2019, at 04:33 by Beausoleil ]

9. Posted by Skandinavisk (Budding Member 38 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The places are Place de la Concorde and La Madeleine, like several others have pointed out.

I followed Beausoleils information, and can second his statements about the Soldiers, he however got the order wrong. Fayolle is in the third picture and Gallieni is in the forth. Google street view gave me this view:

For Marie Emile Fayolle
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.8535825,2.3128808,3a,61.1y,55.15h,93.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVnc2pWd-vjafZCV0g8rxiw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

and Joseph Gallieni
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.8536292,2.311983,3a,64.3y,290.82h,82.71t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sc9FN5mnnBZCHAyEM359HqQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

10. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1170 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Thank you all VERY much. I tried word combination I could think of to google the two soldier photos and all I would get was the statue of deGaule which I knew was not correct although they looked like WWI era people.

There is one page on the internet which mis-identifies the statue of Marie Emile Fayolle as Gallieni

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jul-2019, at 13:01 by greatgrandmaR ]