Tuesday, March 24, 2015

le Génie de la Liberté



Colonne de Juillet
(July Column)


Seen from the street below, the gilded "spirit of freedom"
appears ready to take flight into the blue sky


This towering Corinthian-styled column is topped with 
Auguste Dumont's "Génie de la Liberté" 
built between 1835 and 1840 to commemorate 
the 1830 revolution



Colonne de Juillet
Place de la Bastille
75004, Paris

6 comments:

Audrey said...

Merci des informations et bravo pour la photo j aime bcp l effet du branchage :0)

Bonne journée

Audrey said...

Merci des informations et bravo pour la photo j aime bcp l effet du branchage :0)

Bonne journée

Alexa said...

So bright and shiny too—do you suppose someone shimmies up the column to take care of that?

William Kendall said...

It certainly looks quite golden... I'm assuming there's regular maintenance.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Beau gros plan

Randy said...

Very nice.