One Thing, Three Ways: L’Arc de Triomphe

Three weeks ago I set sail for headed off to Paris.  I’ve been posting a pic a day, every day, for the past three weeks.  Some days I’ve shared more than one pic.  All of the pics have been just the best of what I snapped.  Well, from my amateur perspective.  And I’m just now at Day Three of my experience.

With this post, I bring you the Arch of Triumph as I hope you’ve never seen it.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Arch Photo #1.  L’Arc de Triomphe honors the soldiers who perished in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.  The names of all French victories and generals are inscribed on the arch.  The arch also includes the tomb of an unknown solider from WWI.

Arch Photo #2.  The Arch stands in the middle of L’Etoile, an enormous traffic circle where 12 avenues converge.  Across the traffic circle swarms of tourists regularly pose for photos with the Arch in the background.

Arch Photo #3.  Sometimes when I visit the Arch my mind plays back that grainy, black and white footage shown to us in high school of German troops marching through the center after occupying Paris in 1940 during WWII.  I prefer this image of a classic Parisian building and beautiful blue sky coming through the center instead.

   

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9 thoughts on “One Thing, Three Ways: L’Arc de Triomphe

    • Thanks for your comment, Renee! I like that it’s much more positive than that old, grainy b&w that flashes through my head at least once every time I see the Arch.

  1. I´ve never been to Paris and it´s not on my top-ten list of places I really really want to visit. But after looking at all your beautiful pictures I think Paris is number 11 or 12 on this list now. :)

    • Oh, Silke Number, when it makes it to your travel destination, you call me and I’ll be your tour guide! I’m hoping to get to visit Northern Germany soon so you can show me your neck of the woods! :)

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