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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

The history of the Place des Vosges goes back to 1604 when King Henry IV built a Royal pavilion at the southern end of the square. The building was designed by Baptiste du Cerceau.
The King ordered all 35 other buildings bordering the square to follow the same design.
The result, an early example of urban planning, is a symmetrical square surrounded by buildings with red brick and white stone facades, steep slate roofs and dorm windows, all constructed over arcades.

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marie-jose wolff07-Oct-2012 09:31
fine composition and great perspective! V
John Hamers07-Oct-2012 07:57
Wonderful view !!V
Tom LeRoy07-Oct-2012 07:30
A fine view, interesting building design. V
Robin Reid07-Oct-2012 06:58
I don't think I have ever seen this. Good job.
globalgadabout07-Oct-2012 06:52
pure class..
Santi Bravo Figueras07-Oct-2012 06:51
Bona perspectiva.
Gérard Koehl07-Oct-2012 06:48
Superbe. V
Ali Majdfar07-Oct-2012 05:12
Fantastic view! ~V
Bryan Murahashi07-Oct-2012 04:10
Beautiful gate for this street scene. V
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