Saturday, August 29, 2009

Arc de Triomphe du Caroussel

This is the top of the Arc de Triomphe du Caroussel located in the Tuileries garden in front of the Louvre Museum. You can see it on one of my old post.
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is at the easternmost end of the so-called "Axe historique" ("grand historic axis") of Paris, a nine-kilometre-long linear route which dominates central and western Paris. Looking west, the arch is perfectly aligned with the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and (although it is not directly visible from the Place du Carrousel) the Grande Arche de la Defense.


Clan Vnzuela said...

ohh muy buenos paisajes

Leif Hagen said...

Toujours un foto fantastique!

Nadege said...

I have never taken the time to look at the top of the Carousel.
So many time we take what is in front of us for granted. Next time I am in Paris I will. It is a pretty photo.

tapirgal said...

I really enjoyed this, because I've usually seen it on a gray day. The colors came out beautifully in your photo. By the way, are those awful "temporary" office buildings still taking up space in the Cour Carree? I couldn't believe it when I saw them!

Virginia said...

My favorite places in Paris. I almost posted this very site at sunset on my Paris blog this week. Coming up soon. LOve your photo Laurent. It is just a wonderful place. I do like it without the sea of tourists however.
(Hmmm, guess I don't consider myself a "tourst" any more! Thank goodness!)