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Palais du Louvre

The New Louvre is the name often given to the wings and pavilions extending the Palace for about 500 m (1,600 ft) westwards on the north (Napoléon I and Napoléon III following the quarter-mile-long Henry IV Seine Riverside Grande Gallerie) and on the south (Napoléon III) sides of the Cour Napoléon and Cour du Carrousel. It was Napoléon III who finally connected the Tuileries Palace with the Louvre in the 1850s, thus finally achieving the Grand Dessein ("Great Design") originally envisaged by King Henry IV of France in the 16th century. This consummation only lasted a few short years, however, as the Tuileries was burned in 1871 and finally razed in 1882.

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Walter Otto Koenig20-Oct-2012 19:07
Nice shot of this impressive building really shows the details well. "V"
John Hamers20-Oct-2012 19:01
Great shot of this interesting building. V!!!
Ceya20-Oct-2012 18:45
The old masters created such wonderful buildings with all those impressive details and elegant lines.. V
Jim Coffman20-Oct-2012 18:26
Verty nice detail in this great capture..
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