|Ewa - Place de la Concorde|
Place de la Concorde, we admired the obelisk of Luxor and evoked its history.
The obelisk in antique Egypt would represent a motionless sunbeam (where from, doubtless, in its summit, the "pyramidion", pyramid cap, and its golden cover). The one of the place de la Concorde was offered by the viceroy of Egypt, Mehemet Ali, in 1830. It was settled on the place in 1836.
In the city of Washington, near Ewa's place, another obelisk is set up, in honour of George Washington. Built from 1848 and ended in 1884, it was the highest monument of the world (169 m) before being exceeded by the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
Do you know the small obelisk of the church Saint-Sulpice in Paris, also linked to the sun?
|Gnomon - Eglise Saint-Sulpice - Paris|