Thursday, May 7, 2009

jour no. 7 - place des vosges (detail)

The curly-Q lamps of the Place des Vosges are irresistible to both pigeons and photographers.

The Louis XIII statue, originally erected in 1639, is another one that was destroyed by gleeful mobs in the Revolution, then restored, aptly enough, in the Restoration.

One of the thousands of fleurs-de-lys in the city. Apparently, under Napoleon, fleurs-de-lys were ripped out of buildings, tapestries, linens, etc., and replaced with the bee, and vice versa in the Restoration.

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