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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 ArchesDEIWELSELTER

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The "Deiwelselter", the Devil's Altar, is the oldest monument in Diekirch...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost

location: Luxembourg

date approved: 8/22/2008

last visited: 4/8/2006

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SS71.3 km

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Freestanding ArchesArch Saarpolygon - Ensdorf, Saarland, Germany

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Freestanding arch "Saarpolygon" at the coal mine construction in the Saarrevier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 3/14/2017

last visited: 3/14/2017

Image for Arch Brauerstraße 10 - Mendig, RP, Germanyview gallery

NENE74.7 km

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Freestanding ArchesArch Brauerstraße 10 - Mendig, RP, Germany

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Freestanding arch at Brauerstraße 10 in Mendig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/27/2018

last visited: never

Image for Arch Museumslay - Mendig, RP, Germanyview gallery

NENE75 km

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Freestanding ArchesArch Museumslay - Mendig, RP, Germany

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Freestanding arch at the museumslay in Mendig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/26/2018

last visited: 8/11/2019

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NENE84.8 km

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Freestanding ArchesFreestanding Arch - Masa - Andernach, RP, Germany

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Freestanding arch on the Masa parking lot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/26/2017

last visited: 9/26/2017

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NENE85.8 km

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Freestanding ArchesTorbogen Schloßgarten Andernach, RP, Germany

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Freistehender Torbogen im Schloßgarten von Andernach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/7/2017

last visited: 6/7/2017

Image for Hazel Tree Arch fruit teaching garden - Kettig, RP, Germanyview gallery

NENE85.8 km

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Freestanding ArchesHazel Tree Arch fruit teaching garden - Kettig, RP, Germany

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Hazel Tree Arch at the fruit teaching garden above Kettig.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/12/2018

last visited: 1/21/2019

Image for Torbogen Friedhof Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyview gallery

NENE86.4 km

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Freestanding ArchesTorbogen Friedhof Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Arch at the Andernach cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/30/2016

last visited: 11/23/2016

Image for Eingang zum Schloßgarten - Bad Hönningen - RLP - Germanyview gallery

NENE87.2 km

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Freestanding ArchesEingang zum Schloßgarten - Bad Hönningen - RLP - Germany

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Eingang zum Schloßgarten Schloss Arenfels in Bad Hönningen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: 3/24/2019

Image for Hazel Tree Arch roman villa rustica- Mülheim-Kärlich, RP, Germanyview gallery

NENE90 km

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Freestanding ArchesHazel Tree Arch roman villa rustica- Mülheim-Kärlich, RP, Germany

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Hazel Tree Arch at the villa rustica in Mülheim-Kärlich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 7/26/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

Image for Portal des ehem. Dominikaner Klosters - Koblenz, RP, Germanyview gallery

NENE91.4 km

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Freestanding ArchesPortal des ehem. Dominikaner Klosters - Koblenz, RP, Germany

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Portal des ehemaligen Dominikaner Klosters in Koblenz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/22/2018

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesPorte Serpenoise — Metz, France

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The "Porte Serpenoise" or "Prinz Friedrich Karl Tor" is a former city gate in the district of Metz-Centre

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 1/7/2016

last visited: 10/10/2016

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SS139.2 km

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Freestanding ArchesPorte Désilles - Nancy, FR

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Porte par l'architecte Didier-François Mélin / Door designed by the architect Didier-François Mélin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 2/16/2015

last visited: 11/2/2018

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SS139.5 km

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Freestanding ArchesArc Héré - Nancy, FR

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L'arc Héré de la Place Stanislas à Nancy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 2/16/2015

last visited: 10/13/2018

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SS140 km

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Freestanding ArchesPorte Stanislas - Nancy, France

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[FR] La porte stanislas marque la limite ouest de la ville royale. [EN] The Stanislas gate marks the western limit of the royal city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 5/23/2009

last visited: 11/2/2018

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