Monday, May 16, 2016

July Column

Colonne de Juillet, July Column, place de la Bastille, Paris
“Le Génie de la Liberté” (The Spirit of Freedom), by Auguste Dumont, 1836
Colonne de Juillet (July Column), place de la Bastille
Quartier de la Roquette, 11th arrondissement
Paris, July 2010

“The July Column (Colonne de Juillet) is a monumental column in Paris commemorating the Revolution of 1830. It stands in the center of the Place de la Bastille and celebrates the Trois Glorieuses — the ‘three glorious’ days of 27–29 July 1830 that saw the fall of King Charles X of France and the commencement of the ‘July Monarchy’ of Louis-Philippe, King of the French. It was built between 1835 and 1840.”
(July Column, Wikipedia)