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Place Vend˘me Column
08-AUG-2008 Frank Brault

Place Vend˘me Column

Paris, France

From Wikipedia:

"Napoleon erected the present column, modelled after Trajan's Column, to celebrate the victory of Austerlitz; its veneer of 425 spiraling bas-relief bronze plates were made out of cannon taken from the combined armies of Europe, according to his propaganda. (The usual figure given is hugely exaggerated: 133 cannon were actually captured at Austerlitz.) These plates were designed by the sculptor Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret and executed by a team of sculptors including Jean Joseph Foucou, Louis-Simon Boizot, Franšois Joseph Bosio, Lorenzo Bartolini, Claude Ramey, Francois Rude, Corbet, Clodion and Henri-Joseph Ruxthiel."

It is located at Place Vend˘me a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.


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j>a>e>17 :):):)24-Jan-2011 04:26
climbing this AWELIVE & a shape~shifter extravaganza!!!! :):):):)