[Photo B.S.Williams]              This square has a bloody past. It was completed in 1763 and named Place Louis XV. It is a place that is associated with bloody events that transpired on its pavements. In 1770, 133 spectators were trampled to death at a huge fireworks display on the occasion of Marie-Antoinette’s wedding to the Dauphin. This was to be nothing in comparison to what was to come. During the French Revolution this square was renamed Place de la Révolution and the infamous guillotine was set up, replacing the statue of King Louis XIV “the Sun King”. Here Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and thousands of people lost their lives to its insatiable blade. Today it is named Place de la Concorde and an obelisk marks the location of its bloody past. (Note an Egyptian relic! in the streets of a place spiritually called Sodom and Egypt)

[Photo B.S.Williams]         

[The plaque reads: This place inaugurated in 1763 was originally called Place Louis XV
From November 1792 to May 1795 it was then renamed Place of the Revolution
It was the principal place of the public executions including that of Louis
XVI on 21 January 1793 and of Marie Antionette on 16 October 1793.]

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of (the names of) men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

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