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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.

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Norman Richard18-Nov-2012 13:12
that colomn always fascinated me.
John G Reed09-Oct-2012 17:52
Nicely shot. Best J
lucanton09-Oct-2012 15:47
Jolie composition, bien capturé ! V
Santi Bravo Figueras09-Oct-2012 15:17
Bon punt de vista.
Mildred Alpern09-Oct-2012 14:08
Nice wide view here. Also like the austerity of your image.
Walter O. Koenig09-Oct-2012 13:27
A well chosen vantage point to photograph this impressive monument. "V"
Graeme09-Oct-2012 12:55
I like the central position, Jose.BV
Jim Coffman09-Oct-2012 12:32
This is a very impressive place! Well captured..
burtmann09-Oct-2012 12:09
Great picture and narrative. v
Tom LeRoy09-Oct-2012 11:05
A great shot of the square with this dominating monument! V!
Chris Spracklen09-Oct-2012 10:25
That's quite a column, Jose!
Fine shot of this magnificent Parisian monument. *V*
Ceya09-Oct-2012 08:13
Impressive tower, interesting information about the Square! V
Yvonne09-Oct-2012 07:57
Beautiful buildings and wonderful square, lovely big space. v
John Hamers09-Oct-2012 05:59
Wonderful image of this square made from a great point of view !!V
fotabug09-Oct-2012 05:07
Excellent view!
Gérard Koehl09-Oct-2012 04:42
Superbe cadrage. V
Gill Kopy09-Oct-2012 04:34
Perfect POV for this impressive monument V
Bryan Murahashi09-Oct-2012 04:17
A nice capture of this open Square and buildings. V
doron nissim09-Oct-2012 04:15
V !!!
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