lundi 18 août 2008

Place des Vosges

For today I chose a picture taken Saturday of one of the most beautiful square in Paris: The Vosges Square. The Vosges is a region in Eastern France next to Alsace. The name of this departement was given to this square during the Revolution (of 1789) to honnour the fact the Vosges was the first departement to pay the War taxes to defend the Nation and to send troups during the Revolutionnary wars against all Europe (but Poland ;-) ) . But Of course they were very concerned seeing their location!
I also liked the street sign, a little old fashionable!
Actually this square was built during the 17th Century and was a Royal Square (perfect square with 4 identical series of buildings).
Pour aujourd'hui j'ai choisi une photo prise samedi de la place des Vosges, l'une des plus belles places de Paris. Cette place fut nommée place des Vosges en l'honneur de ce département qui fut le premier à payer la contribution de guerre et à envoyer des troupes pour défendre la Nation en 1792 contre les ligues antirévolutionnaires. Il est évident que leur situation géographique leur a fait se sentir rapidement concernés!
J'ai aussi aimé le panneau de signalisation, un peu démodé.

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4 commentaires:

Blogger Virginia a dit...

This is indeed a lovely part of Paris. I don't remember those metal barriers along the street. What are they used for?

18 août 2008 à 18:22  
Blogger elsa a dit...

I don't really know why they were here. Maybe there was a parade or something. It's unusual to se barriers.
And even the sign, it is odd...

18 août 2008 à 22:39  
Blogger Chris and Deb a dit...

thanks for stopping by Sophie's blog....love your pictures of my very favorite city!! :)

20 août 2008 à 05:23  
Blogger Web-OJ a dit...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

24 août 2008 à 11:58  

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