Thursday, January 19, 2012

Colonne de Juillet

Located in the center of Place de la Bastille, Colonne de Juillet commerates the 1830 revolution when King Charles X was replaced by King Louis-Philippe. The 171 ft. (52 meter) high column honors the 504 victims during the three-days of the revolution. Another 196 victims of yet another revolution were added to the crypt in 1848. The column is topped by the 'Spirit of Liberty' statue; a close-up view is shown below.

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