France Landmarks

posted on 27th of february, 2009

Like those who traveled to France, I visited the most representative buildings that we can call its landmarks. Hereby share with you some of my photos there.

The Eiffel Tower, no need for me to explain any more, I think it’s one of the most recognizable structures in the world and become a global icon of France. We went there when it’s a drizzle day, but still there were so many people waiting in line for visiting. The most impression for me there is several couples were embracing each other in the rain with long passionate kiss under the tower, the feeling is really quite romantic… onto the tower you can have a panoramic view of the whole Paris city.

The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris. it was built to celebrate a victory in war. The triumphal arch honors those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I.

The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. It is situated between the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysées. This is a bronze fountain shot in the square. I like its architectural and its magnificent color, it made me appreciate its perfect design.

The Louvre Museum is a historic monument and a national museum of France. It is a central landmark, Located along the banks of the Seine. The glass pyramid outside the Louvre is a memorable landmark, and an often photographed view of the museum. The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, with over 35,000 pieces of art housed in a gigantic, 60,000 square foot building. One of the most expansive collections of art in the world. Its collection including the famous sculpture Winged Victory of Samothrace in the Aegean Sea and Painting Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

The Palace of Versailles located in the suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. it was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Now it’s a national museum. It’s famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. There the French classical architecture was complemented by extensive gardens. This photo is taken at the fairy tale park around it.

In general, France is a really nice place to visit, its classic architecture and strong artistic atmosphere really gave me a good memory.

Quite ready to share with you more pictures upon approved and your comments are highly welcomed.

Comments (6)

Comment by Toneimage on March 02, 2009

just as far as I know, the night scene of the Eiffel Tower is protected by its copyright.

Comment by Litifeta on March 02, 2009

Is it true there are lots of copyright issues surrounding selling images of objects and people in France?

Comment by Toneimage on February 27, 2009

hope you a good journey and thanks for comments!

Comment by Oliviermeerson on February 27, 2009

i have some nice ones too on eiffel tower and sacre coeur :)
paris is a real museum city.

Comment by Suiphotos on February 27, 2009

Nice photos. I like the panoramic city image. In June, I am planning to visit Paris. Nice to see some examples here. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Justmeyo on February 27, 2009

I wish i go to visit France sometime,i am sure it is a great place!Good luck with your photos,they are great.Gabriel

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