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Jeanne D'Arc- Ballon d'Alsace-Lorraine,France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj
N 47° 49.475 E 006° 50.341
32T E 338258 N 5299064
Quick Description: A character in the story on his horse atop Mount! Un personnage de l'histoire sur son cheval au sommet du mont!
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 7:48:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMNK2H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
The equestrian statue of Joan of Arc was commissioned to sculptor Mathurin Moreau by an industrial Saint amé Napoleon Marchal. This ardent patriot hear a challenge to Prussia, which had annexed Lorraine, and comfort the hearts of so many Alsatians and Lorraine came to settle in the Moselle valley after the defeat of 1871. He had originally intended to installing Joan of Arc on the Rock of Evaux overlooking the valley Charbonniers. But the project was abandoned when it was discovered that the monumental statue, bronze, could be moved to the top of the rock, the zigzag path that Access was being too steep and too étroit.sommet Ballon, where it continues to look towards the east, not to the "hereditary enemy", but towards a united Europe and finally peaceful.

La statue équestre de Jeanne d'Arc fut commandée au sculpteur Mathurin Moreau par un industriel de Saint amé, Napoléon Marchal. Cet ardent patriote entendait lancer un défi à la Prusse, qui avait annexé la Lorraine, et réconforter ainsi le coeur des nombreux Lorrains et Alsaciens venus s'établir dans la vallée de la Moselle après la défaite de 1871. Il avait d'abord prévu d'installer Jeanne d'Arc sur la Roche des Evaux qui surplombe la vallée des Charbonniers. Mais ce projet fut abandonné quand on s'aperçut que la statue monumentale, en bronze, ne pouvait être hissée au sommet de la roche, le sentier en zigzag qui y accèdait étant trop raide et trop étroit.sommet du Ballon, où elle continue à regarder du côté de l'est, non plus vers "l'ennemi héréditaire", mais vers l'Europe unie et enfin pacifique.
Identity of Rider: Jeanne D'Arc

Name of artist: Mathurin Moreau

Date of Dedication: 1909

Material: Bronze

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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