July 27, 2017

Above: Detail on the interior of the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, on the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It was initiated by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1806 to celebrate his military victories, but completed after his death in 1836.

1 to 11 are more bones in the Catacombes de Paris.

3 shows the thoughts of poet Alphonse de Lamartine ...
      "So everything changes, so everything passes.
      So we ourselves pass on.
      Alas, without leaving more trace.
      That this boat where we glide.
      on this sea, everything is erased.

5 and 6 indicate bones taken from the St. Magdeleine and St. Jean cemeteries.

8 and 9 shows the Arc de Triomphe and detail on its interior.

10 and 11 are detail from two of four sculptural groups on the Arc ... 10 La Résistance de 1814 and 11 Le Triomphe de 1810.

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