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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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Image for Arche de l'Église Ste-Victoire, Victoriaville, Qc, Canadaview gallery

NENE44.6 km

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Freestanding ArchesArche de l'Église Ste-Victoire, Victoriaville, Qc, Canada

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L'entrée du site du patrimoine de l'Église-Sainte-Victoire est soulignée par une arche monumentale. The entrance to the Church of Sainte-Victoire heritage site is highlighted by a monumental arch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 9/18/2018

Image for L'arche de Saint-Hyacinthe, Qcview gallery

SWSW46.7 km

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Freestanding ArchesL'arche de Saint-Hyacinthe, Qc

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L'arche du parc des Patriotes à St-Hyacinthe. The arch in the Park of the Patriotes at St-Hyacinthe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/16/2013

last visited: 6/6/2019

Image for L'arche des anciens maires, qcview gallery

SWSW47.8 km

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Freestanding ArchesL'arche des anciens maires, qc

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La porte des anciens maires, une belle arche de Saint-Hyacinthe, qc.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ourspolaire&Gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 11/9/2012

last visited: 4/25/2019

Image for Porte Duplessis, Trois-Rivieres, CANview gallery

NN51.3 km

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Freestanding ArchesPorte Duplessis, Trois-Rivieres, CAN

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L'arc de triomphe du frère Pacifique Duplessis (Porte), le plus gros monument historique de Trois-Rivières. -------- Arch is the largest monument in Trois-Rivières.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/3/2011

last visited: 5/12/2019

Image for Cimetière de Saint-James - Saint-James Cemetery  - Trois-Rivières, Québecview gallery

NN51.3 km

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Freestanding ArchesCimetière de Saint-James - Saint-James Cemetery - Trois-Rivières, Québec

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Cette arc en métal est située à l'entrée du cimetière Saint-James, sur la rue Saint-François-Xavier, à Trois-Rivières. This metal arch is located at the entrance to Saint-James Cemetery, on Saint-Francois-Xavier Street, in Trois-Rivières.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/29/2019

last visited: never

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NN65 km

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Freestanding ArchesVilla du Carmel

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Arche à l'entrée de ce camp de vacances... Arch at the entrance of this vacation camp ...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Papou

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/18/2013

last visited: 11/13/2015

Image for Cimetière juif - Sherbrooke, Qcview gallery

SESE69.8 km

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Freestanding ArchesCimetière juif - Sherbrooke, Qc

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Situé sur la rue du Souvenir, face au cimetière St-Michel, le cimetière Agudath Achim fut et demeure le seul cimetière juif de Sherbrooke.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mcmeunier

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/7/2019

last visited: 10/7/2019

Image for Bienvenue Sentier Canin - Mascouche, Qcview gallery

WW89.5 km

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Freestanding ArchesBienvenue Sentier Canin - Mascouche, Qc

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Grande arche de bois désignant l'entrée du sentier canin au parc du Grand-Côteau à Mascouche.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/1/2019

last visited: 9/6/2019

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SWSW93.7 km

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Freestanding ArchesChinese Paifong - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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This is one of four traditional Chinese Gates surrounding Montreal's Chinatown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/23/2017

last visited: 7/17/2019

Image for Arche Laval-sur-le-Lac,Laval.Québecview gallery

WW114.6 km

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Freestanding ArchesArche Laval-sur-le-Lac,Laval.Québec

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Arche Laval-sur-le-Lac. Laval. Ark Laval-sur-le-Lac.Laval

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: 11/7/2017

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