Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France
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A triumphant pose. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and the Louvre Pyramid
Paris features an impressive stretch of parks, gardens and monuments called the Axe historique, or historical axis, that originates at the Louvre Museum and ends at the Grande Arche de la Fraternité, or simply the Grande Arche. Today's image shows the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, with the embodiment of Peace riding a chariot atop it. It shouldn't be confused with the better-known Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, which stands a little under 2 miles away at the centre of the Axe historique. It's a lovely walk from one to the other through the Jardin Des Tuileries and along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. By the way, if the statue on the left side of the photo caught your eye, wave hello to King Louis XIV on horseback.