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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:35 PM   #1
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Located at the beginning of the royal garden, the Tulleries, and with the Louvre standing just beyond the opposite side, The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was ordered built by Napoleon and was constructed between the years 1806 and 1808, and is a celebration of Napoleon's victories.

If you look to the horizon in the middle portal you can just make out the Place de la Concords and Arc de Triomphe



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Closeup of the beautiful design at the top of the Arc,
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Closeup of one of the reliefs. The side lighting that prevailedthis particular time of the daygave a good "drawing"to the figures.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:39 PM   #4
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I took my tele lens and shot through the openings to reveal the detail within the structure,
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I then took my 7-14 lens, moved in closer and shot again, creating a completely different looking image of the same subject,
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One last look, including one of the statues guarding the perimeter of the monument,
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 6:56 AM   #7
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Hi Greg! Very beautiful and very interesting, I hope you have more to share, Paris is so cool!

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 3:02 PM   #8
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Woow, Greg, we're outdoors! I simply love triumphial arches, and this one is really a beautiful adaptation of classical sense to the early 19th century. What I also liked is your narration accompany the images, for example, when you changed lenses, what your intention was, etc. as well as the historical facts you've gathered. I found the rich composition you arranged in the last one so appealing
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Amazing photos I love the way you did the over all view to close up.
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