France - Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

"Nancy, the temporary residence of a king without a kingdom – Stanislas Leszczynski, later to become Duke of Lorraine – is paradoxically the oldest and most typical example of a modern capital where an enlightened monarch proved to be sensitive to the needs of the public. Built between 1752 and 1756 by a brilliant team led by the architect Héré, this was a carefully conceived project that succeeded in creating a capital that not only enhanced the sovereign's prestige but was also functional." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Stanislas
Fireworks at Stanislas, Nancy. Thanks Gilles of France.

Postcard 2 - Place de la Carriere
Thanks to Guillaume of Nancy, France.

Postcard 3 - Place Stanislas, Nancy

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