29 June 2022

L'Arc de Triomphe : les hauts-reliefs (1)

Here's one of the four large haut-relief statues that are on the front and back of the Arc de Triomphe. The sculptor was an artist named Antoine Etex (1808-1880), and the title of the work is La Résistance de 1814. I took these photos in September 2007 using a Panasonic Lumix TZ3 compact digital camera. I'm posting two full views of the work taken from different angles, and then two details. All of the photos can be enlarged.



P.S. Yesterday I put diesel fuel in the Citroën. At yesterday's exchange rate, it cost me $8.50 per U.S. gallon. So for nine gallons I paid over $76US. And by the way, we got the check back from the disappointing contractor yesterday, after we sent him a check for a thousand euros for the work he actually did out in the garden shed. With the new check I sent a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the 18-month-old check he had been holding for all that time. Now we don't have to worry about that check (about $2,000) being deposited and paid.


  1. Well, that's good news, about the check. Now... if only you could ever actually get someone to do the deck work.
    But, the good thing is that you are getting to enjoy it, right now! Today, we are having glorious weather, and my husband is working on re-staining our deck, so it feels like a lovely summer moment in time :)

  2. That contractor is such drama! Yes gas is crazy isn't it? I paid $7.09 per gallon yesterday. CA seems to be leading the nation in high gas prices.


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