The Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is magnificent. Its great to visit it in all kinds of weather, but today was a sunny and warm spring day and it was particularly delightful.

It is very wisely set up in that you get to the center of this huge traffic rotary by underground passageway, and believe me when I tell you that even in early spring, the popularity of this monument for urban climbers is fierce! The line for getting a ticket to climb to the top of the monument was almost as long as the tunnel that gets you there!

Fortunately for me, there was no line for wandering around the base of this incredible monument and I enjoyed every second of seeing it again up close and personal. It has been years since I’ve looked over all the fascinating details of it.

Every detail is worth pondering. Remember to look up as well as down, for every surface has something of importance.
Of course I love the relief sculptures that adorn the main facades:

Below are the 2 reliefs that decorate the “back” side of the arch.

It’s hard to see the eternal flame burning in daylight, but I did my best to capture it.

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