Posted by: danielfee | October 4, 2011

Travel Photo of the Day 10-4-2011

Place des Vosges – Paris, France

The Place des Vosges, originally known as the Place Royal but renamed in 1800, was Paris’s first open-air square. There are 36 red brick  pavilions, 9 on a side with 4 arcades. The square has been home to many famous Parisians including Victor Hugo at No. 6, Cardinal Richelieu at No. 21 and many others most Americans have probably not heard of before. But when you sit in the center of the square, you can feel the sense of place. Back in college when I studied architecture, before I switched to engineering, the professors always talked about sense of place. Now I know what they meant.

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