Arc de Triomphe
Standing resolutely in the middle of the of Place Charles de Gaulle the stone arched gateway of the Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Proudly it bears the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its surface. Underneath the tomb of the Unknown Solider also lies here in this monolith of remembrance and resilience of the French people.
It sits in the middle of the thriving street never endingly surrounded by the busy Paris traffic for all its people to see. Lit up at night against the vivid blue sky, a beautifully crafted piece of history and architecture.