The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Surrounds of Louvre

The Cellist

L'Arc du Carrousel
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is at the eastern end of the so-called Axe historique ("grand historic axis") of Paris, a nine-kilometre-long linear route which dominates much of the northwestern quadrant of the city. It is, in effect, the backbone of the Right Bank.
Looking west, the arch is perfectly aligned with the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the centerline of the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de l'Étoile, and, although it is not directly visible from the Place du Carrousel, the Grande Arche de la Défense. Thus, the axis begins and ends with an arch. When the Arc du Carrousel was built, however, an observer in the Place du Carrousel was impeded from any view westward. The central block of the Palais des Tuileries intervened to block the line of sight to the west. When the Tuileries was burned down during the Paris Commune (1871) and its ruins were swept away, the great axis, as it presently exists, was opened all the way to the Place du Carrousel and the Louvre.


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New York, Washington, Paris, Vienna, Eisenstadt, Venice, Firenze and Rome series try to continue in Sketches of Cities. (At Least Once A Week)
Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all.

12 comments:

B SQUARED said...

It is as though I am back in Paris.

brattcat said...

Can you hear me applauding these wonderful images?

Luis Gomez said...

Once again these are wonderful!

Wim said...

Wonderful.. Have to go back there soon.

Mahon said...

thank for your subscription, your photos are sublime! Congratulations! I will see you with pleasure ...
Bye Mahon

Irina said...

You are the magician.
PS. This comment verification word offered to me is excitedl. I can not say better:-))

ρομπερτ said...

Probably no better instrument that suits the beauty of that place better - amazing b/w picture indeed.
Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

daily athens

joo said...

The first photo left me speachless - it's marvellous!!!

christina Klas said...

LOVE the Cellist.... I long for that to be me some day!!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Very moody.

T. Becque said...

The Cellist is sublime perfection!

Tayebug said...

I am in love with the 3rd and 4th pics. They take me somewhere else.