6/16/2016

Place des Quinconces Square: Bordeaux, France

The Place des Quinconces Square - where the principal monument, Girondist Monument,  was erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of those who were killed in the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution - and topped with a Lady of Liberty. Just a caveat to this statues history: German soldiers in search of metals dismantled the bronze statues, horses and other elements during World War II—stealing precious artworks from the Revolution.



Place des Quinconces Square - Girdondist Monument
 Pont de Pierre  - Bordeaux, France
Seventeen magnificent arches - one arch for every letter in Napoléon Bonaparte
Connecting the left and right banks of the Garonne River, commissioned by Napoléon and inaugurated in 1822, the first bridge ever built in Bordeaux.



 Follow J. Christina through Bordeaux, France in this series 2016









 
 



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