Wednesday Postcard: Place de la Concorde in Paris

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features Place de la Concorde in Paris. Over a thousand people were executed by guillotine at this spot during the French Revolution, most notably Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette The Luxor Obelisk was a gift from Egypt and placed in the square in 1836 Between 1836-1846, the square was redesigned by German-born French architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorff. He designed the two fountains, Fontaine des Mers (shown above) and Fontaine des Fleuves For six months each year since 1993, the Roue de Paris Ferris wheel has been operating at the Place de la Concorde. But things have changed. … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Place de la Concorde in Paris