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La Défense

By KingBee
The Massif occidental that is Paris's grande arche de La Defense, situated in Europe's largest purpose-built business district which lies to the west of the city. If you haven't seen it, the figures shown in the bottom right-hand corner of the frame will give you some idea of the scale of this structure - it really is mind-blowingly huge. The image here - shot a good bit later than my other recent uploads, in 2012 - shows only one of the arch's two uprights (well, it would have two, wouldn't it.....), taken from the west side.

Tags: Paris Architecture La defense 2012 Haute-de-Seine

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ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2021 9:50AM
Fabulous composition Bob.
The French decided to retain Paris as redesigned by Haussmann and remains pretty much as it was apart from maybe The Montparnasse Tower and The Pompidou Centre. All other modern building are centered at La Défense and what a triumph it is. Unlike London that has been raped by egotistical developers and architects. I will say no more or I may self destruct.
Tony
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2021 10:33AM
Brilliant. We've never got round to walking out this far, I regret it now.
28 Mar 2021 10:40AM
A superbly composed and taken image of this wonderful architecture, Bob.

RichardSmile
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
28 Mar 2021 11:48AM
Great composities and mono. The human scale springs into view as a little surprise and clearly as the icing on the cake in this image.
Amazing how tall this building is.
Robert
28 Mar 2021 12:53PM
Wonderful mono architectural shot,
Dave.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
28 Mar 2021 2:23PM
Amazing the size of it.
28 Mar 2021 3:18PM
superbly done, Bob
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
28 Mar 2021 3:39PM
Probably the only landmark I haven't visited in Paris...one day, perhaps.
Fabulous pov, composition and conversion, Bob.

I recall at the time of its inauguration, it was referred to as Mitterrand's Folly...
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Mar 2021 6:39PM
Superb
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2021 9:17PM
Technically and aesthetically excellent, Bob. I love the contrast, the shapes and the perspective. The figures, though tiny, are, of course, central. What a cracking shot.
Allan
29 Mar 2021 9:50AM
Excellent, Bob.

JohnSmile
31 Mar 2021 2:18AM
Wow an architectual statement for sure ...
Very impressive shot .
Cheers Walt

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