Clouds behind the Luxor Obelisk in place de la Concorde.

L’Obélisque de Louxor and a plaque with diagrams showing how the obelisk was raised in place de la Concorde. The pedestal was originally built for an equestrian statue of King Louis XVI designed by Jean-Pierre Cortot, which was demolished during the July Revolution in 1830.

Photographs of place de la Concorde.