Place de la Carriere, Nancy, France, 2011 – Psychogeographical Portrait

Another square connected to the Place Stanislas, visible under the Arc the Triumph. This arch is a copy of Septimus Severus’ arch in Rome, it glorifies King Louis XV through its ornamentation celebrating him as victor and peacemaker. Vast square is envisioned by Duke Stanislas as an esplanade linking the old and the new Nancy. Two mansions face each other at the entry to the square: Hôtel de Craon (today’s court of appeal) and the Bourse de Commerce (today’s administrative tribunal). Palais du Gouvernement lies across the other end, framed by two semicircular colonnades decorated with antique gods. Originally the square was planned for tournaments and that's where it names is coming from [carrière = career]. Extension at the far end of this square is place d'Alliance, one more square in Nancy under UNESCO protection. This area connects with the "old town" Nancy.
On the small photo bottom right is Museum de Lorraine, previously Duke's palace, visible from this square but also visible from Place St. Epreve square in front of the Nancy cathedral.

On the map at the bottom all the squares in nancy are marked with links to each of them.

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sociability
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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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access & linkages
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social
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comfort
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residential
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image
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court yard or traffic circle
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tourist value
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total
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street, shopping
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