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Paris: the Palais de Justice by Nightcitylights Paris: the Palais de Justice by Nightcitylights
France, Paris, the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie

Paris is the capital and primate city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The history of Paris spans over 2500 years, during which time the city grew from a small Gallic settlement to the multicultural capital.

The Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison, located on the west of the Île de la Cité, near the cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice, which is still used for judicial purposes.

The Île de la Cité was occupied by the Romans during late antiquity. Later, the west part of the island was the site of a Merovingian palace; and from the 10th to the 14th centuries was the seat of the medieval Kings of France. Under Louis IX (Saint Louis) (1226-1270) and Philip IV (Philip the Fair) (1284-1314) the Merovingian palace was extended and more heavily fortified. The early Valois kings continued to improve the palace in the 1300s, but Charles V abandoned the palace in 1358, moving across the river to the Louvre. The palace continued to serve an administrative function, and still included the chancellery and French Parliament. In 1391 the building was converted for use as a prison. Its prisoners were a mixture of common criminals and political prisoners. Three towers survive from the medieval Conciergerie: the Caesar Tower, named in honor of the Roman emperors; the Silver Tower, so named for its (alleged) use as the store for the royal treasure; and the Bonbec ("good beak") Tower, which obtained its name from the torture chamber that it housed, in which victims were encouraged to "sing". The building was extended under later kings with France's first public clock being installed around 1370. The current clock dates from 1535. The concierge or keeper of the royal palace, gave the place its eventual name.

On a trip with :iconrandomsearcher: :love:

Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50, ISO 200, F/11, HDR from 0.5, 1.3, 3.2 sec

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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Nice shot!
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thejokerdaughther Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beatyfull
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NikolaiMalykh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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MarcoLorenzetti Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
So nice!

Bravo!

Ciao from Italy and from... Le Marche (Which is the name of the land where I live)
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aprmason Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Petr,

Superb.

Toni.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see it again
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skyeycreation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
i do the same shot..but during the day :D
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Narwhal-Blueberry Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture, the shot looks like it was taking at the right time of the night.
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aAveLi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Wow.. u should publish a photo book. It is amazing.
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MeechelleWing09 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
You have some of the most beautiful work I've ever seen.
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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AtaliaLight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
word's can't describe how beautiful that is.
it's a magnificent shot
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :bow:
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WolfHyuga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow...Really pretty...
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YuppiDu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
WoW!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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amassaf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Great job , great colors!
Asaf
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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milopodesta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great work, the skys just right to balance with the artificial light
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I was lucky to have such sky :)
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noomxbass Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice capture :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :bow:
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noomxbass Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome :)
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Paris at the blue hour ...
a stunning shot Petr,
I like the mood! :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Paris is great!
Many thanks Sven :)
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ANALizator Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sharp, sharp, sharp & sharp!
great!
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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darkmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Photographer
Woo this is a nice image.

Rikk DarkMoon
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you love it!
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darkmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Photographer
!!!!!!!!!!
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Radiatr Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ах ты ночник.
классно
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Меня задолбал гугл хром своим глюком :(

Я такой :) Пасиб :) Надо вечерний Калининград поснимать приехать :D
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Radiatr Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ну вы же собирались летом? Будем ждать
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Собираемся. Надеюсь, выберемся :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning shot1
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WElcome! your work never disappoints!
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