The July Column.. (Colonne de Julliet)
Place de Bastille.
The column was was created by Jean-Antoine Alavoine
It is made of bronze and stands 52 meters tall.
The Bastille was a fortress, formerly
known as Bastille Saint-Antoine and used
as a prison. All that remains now are paving stones
and remnants in the road too! (hope I got this right).
Spirit of Liberty called the "Génie de la Liberté"
Fancy a game of Petanque... which is a form of boules.
The goal is to stand inside a starting circle with
both feet on the ground,
and throw hollow
metal balls as close as
possible to a small wooden ball called
a cochonnet (piglet)
or a jack!!