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Place Vendome

Place Vendome

Place Vendôme (Vendome Square) was laid out in 1702. Architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who built most of the Versailles Palace , had originally purchased the land where it sits in hopes of making some money in real estate.
But when the venture was unsuccessful, the land was given to the King's minister of Finance, who proposed the public square. Appearing octagonal in shape, the square was to be built near the site formerly occupied by the palace of the First Duke of Vendome.
Later, when the land passed from the minister to King Louis XIV, Mansart re-entered the picture
and was drafted to create the design for the square meant to rival the Place des Vosges, which had a statue of the king's predecessor - Louis XIII - at its center. Similar to the Place des Vosges, Mansard made all the buildings on the square identical, with arched ground floors and tall-windowed second floors. Pilasters and ornamental pillars were placed between each set of windows.

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K.Markert15-Nov-2012 14:05
Your a master of framing. - v-
Fay Stout29-Oct-2012 18:22
I so much love the way you frame your images! These are always by far my favorites! V
Karen Stuebing28-Sep-2012 22:51
I like the natural framing of the arch. Beautiful architecture and image. V.
Dan Opdal28-Sep-2012 18:14
Great POV! BV
Ceya27-Sep-2012 13:46
Vendom Square looks like a cosy and beautiful place, you have captured it nicely! V
Helen Betts26-Sep-2012 19:06
Your framing is quite striking to complement this beautiful sight. V.
Alexander Kazakov26-Sep-2012 17:03
Outstanding composition! V
Zoltán Balogh26-Sep-2012 11:07
Beautifully composed Jose! V
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)26-Sep-2012 08:09
Yes... excellent POV !!
Chris Spracklen25-Sep-2012 21:56
Great framing and excellent focussing here, Jose. *V*
ac25-Sep-2012 17:03
Excellent POV !!
meekam tam25-Sep-2012 15:40
Great framing and composition,Jose! V
Peggy W25-Sep-2012 13:49
Love how you framed this shot~ very pretty.
John G Reed25-Sep-2012 13:30
Love the framing of the image. Best J
larose forest photos25-Sep-2012 13:08
Excellent framing! This is a marvelous view, very well captured. V
Jim Coffman25-Sep-2012 12:54
A very well composed and captured image..
burtmann25-Sep-2012 11:51
Skillfully framed and highly interesting. V
Hank Vander Velde25-Sep-2012 11:31
A beautiful naturally framed image Jose.
Neal Nye25-Sep-2012 11:07
That red vehicle provides such an interesting spot of color. A fascinating image!
Mildred Alpern25-Sep-2012 08:53
Louis XIV and cell phones! What a leap to imagine in this fabulous image. I so appreciate your notes.
Tom LeRoy25-Sep-2012 07:21
Beautiful scene, a fine capture and framing. V
Brian with an Eye25-Sep-2012 06:21
Fine composition framing the outlook onto a well-known scene.
Martin Lamoon25-Sep-2012 06:03
Superb framing for this excellent picture. V
Frank Tran25-Sep-2012 05:07
Outstanding capture. Well framed. V+
fotabug25-Sep-2012 05:00
Wonderful framing. A most interesting scene
Gérard Koehl25-Sep-2012 05:00
Cette composition est magnifique. V
Clarence King25-Sep-2012 04:37
Beautiful capture and framing composition. v
Jean D25-Sep-2012 03:39
A beautiful scene and such a natural frame, Jose. ~V
Ali Majdfar25-Sep-2012 03:04
Stunning capture, lovely framing! ~V
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