Polytechnic Holiday Party Paris '06' : Photograph 1906-1907
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: Photographs of a PTA tour group in Paris.
- The first image was taken at Parc des Buttes, Chaumont: The Temple of Sybil, which is on top of the island's cliffs, 89 meters or 292 feet high. A suspension footbridge runs from a hill in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumonts to the island in the centre of the lake. (Note the handrails on the bridge, which appear to be logs but were molded from concrete in the 19th century.) The park, which replaced a gypsum quarry and execution ground, was begun in 1863 as the crowning touch in Napoleon III's plan for green spaces throughout Paris. The Parc occupies 61 acres (25 hectares) of hilly land in the 19th arrondissement, in the northeastern reaches of Paris. Its layout and design owe more to engineers and landscape gardeners than to nature. The site was carved out of the old quarries and slums with dynamite, then outfitted with such romantic touches as waterfalls, a grotto, a lake, and a folly, the Temple of Sybil, on top of a cliff with views of Montmartre in the distance. and AMDigital Reference: PTA/5/1/9.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Polytechnic Holiday Party Paris '06' 1906-1907.
- Location of Originals:
- University of Westminster Archive
- Copyright Note:
- Permission granted by University of Westminster Archive
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