A trip to Paris is of course incomplete without seeing the Louvre, but one more place that cannot be missed is the famous Arc de Triomphe. Our columnist Dan Hogman knows this very well, and when he visited the place he ensured to make the best out of it.
Credited for being the most monumental of triumphal arches built during 1806 and 1836, the Arc de Triomphe was built in the honour of those who fought for France, especially for the Napoleonic wars. Standing tall at 49.5 metres, the famous monument in France sits at the centre of the historic junction of Place Charles de Gaulle and falls on the route dotted by a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares.
In this video, Hogman sketches a detailed view of the insides of the structure. He spreads vignettes from his travel through the video, gazing at the impressive decorative style of the monument and observing the life around. He brings alive groups, friezes, figures and reliefs – the extraordinary decorative aesthetic from the surface of the arch onto paper – and does every bit to make us want to pack our bags and hop on to the next flight to Paris.
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