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Les Invalides

Les Invalides

The most recognizable and well-known part of Les Invalides is the D˘me des Invalides,
a gold-domed building now used as a burial site for a number of the country's war heroes.
It is this gold-domed church, completed in 1708 by de Cotte after Mansart died, that many
individuals recognize. Inspired by Rome's St. Peter's Basilica, this chapel, known as ╔glise du D˘me, is considered one of the world's most exciting examples of French Baroque architecture.
The dome itself is 107 meters high (351 ft), making it one of the tallest monuments in Paris, and was centrally placed in order to dominate the court of honor - one of 15 courtyards at the complex, designed for military parades. The inside of the dome was painted by Charles de La Fosse, disciple of 18th century well-known French painter, Charles Le Brun.

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gilles bourgogne05-Jan-2013 16:44
Bravo !!! Very nice shot
Frank Tran20-Sep-2012 04:28
Well framed! Great details. V+
Dennis Hoyne20-Sep-2012 03:29
A beautiful structure, so well captured.
Peggy W20-Sep-2012 01:37
Great pov and framing!!!
Hank Vander Velde20-Sep-2012 01:13
Beautiful image, super structure and good explanation Jose.
Mike H.19-Sep-2012 23:58
Great vantage point again; love the framing -- details abound!!
Graeme19-Sep-2012 21:53
I love the fine details and colours, Jose.BV
Fabienne19-Sep-2012 20:41
Joli plan rapproché qui donne une belle vue sur les détails de ce dôme.
Santi Bravo Figueras19-Sep-2012 19:56
M'agrada molt l'enquadrament.
John Reynolds19-Sep-2012 19:38
Excellent framing of this impressive dome. V.
MarcViskens19-Sep-2012 19:36
excellent shot José
great gallery
Barri Olson19-Sep-2012 19:32
Very nicely framed and great detail. I like very much how you include historical description concerning these interesting buildings and places.
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