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Rue Soufflot y  Le Panthéon

Rue Soufflot y Le Panthéon

Jacques-Gabriel Soufflot (July 22, 1713 – August 29, 1780) was a French architect in the international circle that introduced Neoclassicism. His most famous work is the Panthéon, Paris, built from 1755 onwards, originally as a church dedicated to Sainte Genevieve.
In the 1730s he attended the French Academy in Rome, where young French students in the 1750s would later produce the first full-blown generation of Neoclassical designers. Soufflot's models were less the picturesque Baroque being built in modern Rome, as much as the picturesque aspects of monuments of antiquity.

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Carl H. Johnson26-Sep-2012 01:41
Great use of lines!!!~V~
janescottcumming16-Sep-2012 11:43
This is so cool, I have almost the same point of view of this street that you commented on two years ago! I really liked this area of Paris. We could walk here from our hotel and ate a a few of the places along this street. Good memories! V
Frank Tran15-Sep-2012 04:05
Excellent shot of a beautiful place. V+
Helen Betts14-Sep-2012 19:10
Lovely composition with the blocks on either side leading to the Pantheon. V.
Jim Coffman14-Sep-2012 18:36
Wonderful image of a beautiful place...
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