Photographer's Note

France meets Egypt.

Taken at Place de la Concorde, a beautiful square that offers both architectural and artistic masterpieces.


The Luxor Obelisk is a 23 metres (75 ft) high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. It was originally located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple, in Egypt.

Two 3,300-year-old twin obelisks once marked the entrance to the Luxor Temple.

Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Wāli and self-proclaimed Khedive of Egypt, offered the two obelisks to France in 1829.

The first obelisk arrived in Paris on December 21, 1833. Three years later, on October 25, 1836, King Louis-Philippe of France had it placed in the center of Place de la Concorde.

The other obelisk remained on location in Egypt. In the 1990s, President François Mitterrand, as a symbolic gesture, officially renounced this second obelisk back to the Egyptians.


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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ashley Sch (loves_summer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 3 N: 215] (1310)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-17
  • Categories: Architektura, Sztuka
  • Naświetlenie: f/5.0, 1/320 sekund
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 15:08
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