Close-up of the Arc De Triomphe

One of the great things about touring London and Paris are the number of statues and sculptures that you find everywhere. Buildings have engravings in their walls and probably a few statutes out front and on the roof. I know very little about the history of the art and design of these cities, but suffice to say, anyone can appreciate the beauty of it all.

In Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is a great example, with each pedestal having a high large relief sculpture, along with all types of engraving on each side and inside the arch as well. Most of these tell a story associated with France’s history.
 

 In Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is a great example, with each pedestal having a high large relief sculpture, along with all types of engraving on each side and inside the arch as well. Most of these tell a story associated with France's history. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography

 

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