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Place Vendôme (Paris Commune)

© Bruno Braquehais
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 05/17/2016 7:23 p.m. :
nwolpert

Members of the Paris Commune prepare to topple the Colonne Vendôme. It was considered as a symbol of the hated monarchy because it was built by order of Napoleon and is crowned by a statue of the former souvereign. On 16 May 1871, the Triumph column is overthrown amidst great rejoicing of the Parisians.

After the suppression of the uprising, the Colonne Vendôme is rebuilt and is since then stands on the middle of the square.


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