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One Month, One Picture

September 2017 | Long Beach | Paris | London

  Detail from the base of the Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France  [Canon M5, ISO 3200, 22 mm, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec]

Detail from the base of the Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France [Canon M5, ISO 3200, 22 mm, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec]

After a quiet summer for work travel I made up for lost time with trips to Paris, London and Long Beach to attend two conferences and an exhibition. Thanks to jet lag I awoke very early one morning (well before dawn) and decided to go for a long walk ... and came across Place Vendôme. 

Place Vendôme was built on the orders of Louis XIV, as a grandiose setting that would embody absolute power in the very heart of Paris. Napoleon replaced the statue of the king, dismantled in 1792, with a bronze column made from 1,200 enemy canons. The detail in the column base is just incredible.

 Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France  © OpenStreetMap contributors

Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France
© OpenStreetMap contributors