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Freestanding Arches
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This category will hold a collection of freestanding arches, both gateway arches and triumphal arches, ancient and modern. As the category grows, the hope is to show how such a simple shape has grown and changed over the ages, and how different regions of the world symbolically interpret this structural form.
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The freestanding arch has long been used as a symbol for countries around the world and you will find that these arches often fall into two categories: gateway or triumphal.

A freestanding "gateway arch" is a symbol of the passing from one realm into the next, both in a physical and spiritual sense. The Japanese Torii (shown below) would be a symbol of passing from everyday life into a sacred space.

The triumphal arch dates from Roman times. This arch is a symbol celebrating victory in war, or the leader of such a victory. Its form is also often used as a memorial to fallen soldiers of a war such as the U.S. Civil War Memorial from Hartford, Connecticut shown below.

Your charge is to find and waymark the freestanding arches of the world, gateway or triumphal, ancient or modern. No backyard or garden trellis arches will be accepted. Arches over highways and roadways will be considered on a case by case basis.

Instructions for Posting a Freestanding Arches Waymark:
Please provide the coordinates as well as a photo of the arch. More photos are appreciated to show details of the arch, which can truly be works of art. Also, please fill out the variables below to the best of your ability.

Please name your waymark: Name - City and State.

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To help give a different perspective and to better this waymark listing for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the arch. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Freestanding ArchesFlowers Arch - Anaheim, CA

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A white archway along Main Street in Disneyland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/19/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesClock Arch - Laguna Hills, CA

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An archway with a clock in Laguna Hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesPacific Hills Arch - Laguna Hills, CA

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An archway located in a shopping center in Laguna Hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesChesterfield Amphitheater Entrance Arch - Chesterfield, MO

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Splashy entrance to a huge and neat amphitheater...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesPowell Arch - Galveston, TX

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Located on Mechanic Street (Ave C.) at Mitchell Ave (24th St) this arch is the only remaining of seven arches constructed in 1986 for Mardi Gras! Galveston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/11/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesNew Woodstock Cemetery - New Woodstock, NY

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This arch is for the community cemetery next to what was originally a Baptist church, but is now a community church. The church was built in 1815.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/9/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesManasota Burial Park Arch - Bradenton, Florida, USA

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Archway at entrance to Manasota Memorial Park cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 6/5/2019

last visited: 5/30/2019

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Freestanding ArchesRepublic of Texas Rose Garden Arches - Ft. Worth, TX

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A series of ten freestanding arches line the walkway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/2/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCamp Verde Arch - Camp Verde AZ

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This arch greets visitors that are coming from, or going to, the Fort Verde State Historic Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/2/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesLast Steps Memorial Arch - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Last Steps Memorial Arch honors the memory of Canadian troops who left, from this spot, to Europe for World War I. It is located on the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Pier at 1675 Lower Water Street on the Harbourwalk in Halifax, NS, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 5/31/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesChina Arch - Anaheim, CA

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Located on It's A Small World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: 5/30/2019

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Freestanding ArchesSpash Mountain Entrance - Anaheim, CA

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A freestanding arch at the entrance to Splash Mountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: 5/30/2019

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Freestanding ArchesHungry Bear Restuarant - Anaheim, CA

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Located in Critter Country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2019

last visited: 5/30/2019

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Freestanding ArchesEnterprise Bank arch - Leominster, Massachusetts USA

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An individual arch stands beside the Enterprise Bank branch on Main Street in Leominster, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/22/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCaesars Parking - Atlantic City, NJ

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A free standing arch at the parking entrance to Caesars Palace in Atlantic City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/21/2019

last visited: 5/21/2019

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Freestanding ArchesHualapai Ranch - Peach Springs, AZ

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Hualapai Ranch is located on the grounds of the Hualapai Indian Reserve in Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesPixar Pier Arch - Anaheim, CA

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An arch at the entrance to Pixar Pier at DCA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/16/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesKamiël van de Piël, America, Netherlands

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The Kamiel of the Piel is a Landmark established to attract attention and to focus on the unique underlying area: 'The Black Plaque'

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara

location: Limburg, Netherlands

date approved: 5/12/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesAllerston Cemetery Arch - Allerston, Alberta

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This is a simple metal archway to mark the entrance to Allerston Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 4/30/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesFamous Well Archway - Mineral Wells, TX

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Rubble rock construction.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/29/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCimetière de l'Isle-Verte, L'Isle-Verte, Québec

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Cette arche autoportante en métal est située à l'entrée du cimetière de l'Isle-Verte, sur le 2ième Rang, à l'Isle-Verte. This freestanding metal arch is located at the entrance to the Isle-Verte cemetery, on 2nd Rang, in l'Isle-Verte.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesVauxhall Cemetery Arch - Vauxhall, Alberta

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A simple iron arch marks the entrance to Vauxhall Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesCimetière de Saint-Georges - Saint-Georges Cemetery - Cacouna, Québec

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Cette arc en métal est située à l'entrée du cimetière Saint-Georges, sur la rue rue de l'Église, à Cacouna. This metal arch is located at the entrance to Saint-Georges Cemetery, on Church Street, in Cacouna.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesNature Center Archway - Baytown, TX

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At the entrance to the nature center garden area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesHawk Country arch - Warwick, Rhode Island USA

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This freestanding arch spans the Athletic Access Road on the campus of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/27/2019

last visited: never

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