Arc de Triomphe (Exhibition)
The most monumental of all triumphal arches the Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1836 to honour those who fought for France during the Napoleonic Wars and all wars since. Standing at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle and located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées the arches whole decorative style is from the early nineteenth century. Engraved on the arch are the names of all the generals and wars fought under the French flag with inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault. The monument also houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns.
I shot this image a couple hours before sunrise to capture it free of the frequent visitors to the revered patriotic site and ensure I did justice to all the intricate detail, right down to the bullet holes that can be seen from WW II. Very deserving of its place in my World Icon series the Arc de Triomphe looks exquisite in the golden sepia tones with matching gold frame complementing its place in history.
FRAMED PRINT DETAILS: An exclusive 24caret hand-gilded yellow gold hand-crafted Dawson frame with a 24caret yellow gold hand-crafted & gilded fillet, Museum glass and a museum white linen archival matt, Image printed onto a Hahnemühhle Photo Rag Baryata 315gsm paper. [Actual Image Size 8"x10" (20x25cm), Outside Frame Size @ 21"x 25"(54x64cm)]