Arcul de Triumf - Bucureşti (martie 2009)

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GhChelu on March 28, 2009

Monumentul, proiectat de Petre Antonescu, a fost construit în perioada 1921-1922 şi renovat în perioada 1935-1936 şi comemorează victoria României în primul război mondial. Împreună cu Catedrala Încoronării de la Alba Iulia, cu Mausoleul de la Mărăşeşti, cu Crucea Eroilor Neamului de pe muntele Caraiman sau Mormântul Eroului Necunoscut din Parcul Carol, Arcul de Triumf se numără printre monumentele care comemorează participarea României la primul război mondial de partea Aliaţilor, la finalul căruia toate teritoriile locuite de români s-au găsit pentru prima dată reunite la un loc. Arcul de Triumf nu este primul monument de acest gen ridicat în capitala României, el fiind precedat de alte câteva asemenea construcţii provizorii, care au marcat, succesiv, victoria României în războiul de independenţă (1878), jubileul celor 40 ani de domnie ai regelui Carol I (1906) şi revenirea familiei regale române din exilul de la Iaşi (1918).Wikipedia.

¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on April 2, 2009

Reminds me of the Arc de triomphe in Paris, or the Siegestor (Victory Gate) in Munich.

Nice

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GhChelu on April 2, 2009

The first, wooden, triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after Romania gained its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it. Another temporary arch was built on the same site, in 1922, after World War I, which was demolished in 1935 to make way for the current triumphal arch, which was inaugurated in September 1936.

The current arch has a height of 27 meters and was built after the plans of the architect Petre Antonescu. It has as foundation a 25 x 11.50 meters rectangle. The sculptures with which the facades are decorated were created by famous Romanian sculptors such as Ion Jalea and Dimitrie Paciurea.Wikipedia

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