Photographer's Note

In my quest of seeing & showing Paris differently, render well-known topics as fresh images....familiar landmarks from a not-so-common point of view....

The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. This tree-lined romantic square is surrounded by the arcades of splendid palaces, it was a meetingplace in the 17th century of its elegant and wealthy population. Originally called ‘La Place Royale’ in 1612, it received its present name after the Revolution.

The Place des Vosges lies in the heart of the fashionable Marais district, not far from the new Bastille opera. King Henri IV decided its construction at the beginning of the 17th century. The symmetry ordered by King Henri IV follows the same design: the façades are made of red brick with rows of stone wedges, the slate roofs are steep and dotted with small dormer windows, and vaulted arcades run through the entire colonnaded ground floor, linking all pavilions. These arcades are occupied by upmarket art galleries, pricey antique shops and elegant cafés.

The brick and stone architecture of Place des Vosges is unique in Paris. Many Parisians consider Place des Vosges as one of the most beautiful plazas in the city & was whole heartedly recommended to me for visit by many locals.

At the Place des Vosges, one will find many shops, cafés and restaurants in the lovely arcades. Ever since it was thoroughly renovated, with restaurants in all categories offering lunch and dinner or simply drinks.

Paris, Place des Vosges? I think automatically of Nobu-san...I dedicate this picture to him

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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