Steam punk 1

Paris seems to have an affinity for tourist telescopes. And I have an affinity for making them look steampunky…. This one’s at one of the observation decks up the Eiffel Tower

Steam punk

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Paris streets in slow mo

Like any city, Paris has its fair share of arterial freeways crisscrossing it. Here’s one that across the Seinne from the Eiffel Tower:

Zoom zoom

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Paris streets at street level

In a previous post, I showed Paris’ streets from above. Here they are at street level:

Paris streets

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Nigh snacking

The Eiffel Tower is synonymous with Paris. And as such, attracts any number of tourists and locals alike. These hordes need feeding. Day and night, they need feeding. Here’s proof:

Night snack

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Paris streets

Paris is very well known for street photography, and it’s easier to get a good shot than a bad one.

But here’s an image of Paris streets from above from the top the Arc de Triopmhe

Lumo line

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Pompidou Centre walkway

Here’s a shot of one of the walkways at the top level of the Pompidou Centre… Like the Guggenheim in New York, this place is the art itself, rather than the stuff inside.

Pompidou Centre

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Galeries Vivienne

One of the goals for Paris was to find common themes that we’d use for capturing images that would be used to document our trip. I’d chosen staircases, and before we left, I Googled staircases in Paris, and Galeries Vivienne came up and it looked jolly nice. I took note of where it was, but never paid much mind to actually finding it there. One day though, we took a wrong turn, got lost and found the place. Interestingly, it’s home to a photographer’s studio, aptly titled Nicephore – the name of the guy who took the first ever photograph.

Here’s my effort at the staircase

Galeries Vivienne

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    Tombstone cats

    Cimetière de Montmartre, or the cemetery in Montmatre is well known for it’s resting place of many famous people from French history. And Jim Morrison.

    But, lurking the rows and rows of crypts are cats of all shapes, colours and sizes. Being cat fanatics, we couldn’t pass up the chance to capture some of these beauties.

    Graveyward kitty

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    Napoleon’s resting place

    Les INvalides officially known as L’Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids). It’s a short walk from the Eiffel Tower and is the resting place of Napoleon.

    It’s a remarkable place and one gets the sense of what the French military was like at its zenith – a formidable force capable of sweeping all before it. At least that’s what Napoleon thought… Russia had other ideas, as history has proved it often did.

    Les Invalides

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      Austin Healey contrasts in Paris

      We came across this awesome car in Paris while getting lost one day and getting denied entry to the Musee Marmottan owing to our stupidity not reading French properly.

      Anyway, the side streets are a treasure trove for the wandering photographer. We were wandering. We had our cameras. This car was in the street. A bit of computer trickery and below is what I saw initially. What a lovely car!

      Austin Healey at home

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