Equestrian Statue of Charlemagne, Paris

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  • Charlemagne's jousting? Going slow in front of the Emperor's ancestors, Notre Dame Cathedral regular retinue of square one, turn on the Seine River on the other side. The statue itself is pretty well made, why a statue commemorating him on here that don't know yet.
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  • In front of Notre Dame, there is a huge open space, really not much there, but off to the right side, closer to the Seine, is the Equestrian Statute of Charlemagne. Not quite sure why or how it manage...  more »
  • This monumental statue represents a scene where Charlemagne riding a horse, is led by two Squires, whose most famous Roland, in the actions of the battle of Roncesvalles, well-known song. The Emperor is represented here in Majesty, wearing the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and holding a scepter in his right hand. Roland, who holds the flange on the right, carries the Horn and the Durandal sword he will use to Roncesvalles in 778 and died there. His cousin and comrade in arms, Olivier, who is on the left, seems to lead the convoy. This work was created by the founders of Taylor, to exalt the Imperial image under Napoleon III. It was presented in bronze, at the universal exhibition of 1878, as major work of the Foundry of Art Paris Taylor. The original creation of this Charlemagne, is the work of the sculptors, Louis and Charles Rochet brothers in 1867. This set is mounted on a pedestal and is present on the square in front of Notre Dame de Paris on the Seine, under the shade. It is true that this set, though imposing, sometimes go unnoticed, because the attention of visitors is captured by the undeniable beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral. The pessimists say this allegory is an anachronism, because the time Charlemagne is crowned Emperor in 800, Roland and Olivier have already died at Roncesvalles in 778!
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