Thanks to frequent flyer miles, a little extra cash, and relatives willing to watch our kids and dogs for a week I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Paris with Danelle to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. She actually lived there for four years as a young child when IBM transferred her dad there, so it was a bit of a homecoming for her.
This was not a photo trip, but a trip for spending time together. Urban photography isn't my specialty anyway. But in a city as beautiful as Paris, some pictures still had to be taken. So I only brought one camera body and lens. :)
Eiffel Tower. But we still went down to it just for the experience. It's a very imposing structure up close, which this angle illustrates to some extent.
The Trocadero, with the statue of Marshal Foch silhouetted at left.
statue of Joan of Arc stands in the Place des Pyramides. I wish I'd shifted my angle just slightly to get some more visual separation between the statue and the building in the background.
Paris Opera House is spectacular.
Arc de Triomphe for the location. The sky gave a more colorful show than it had for my earlier sunrise excursion.
Place de la Concorde, and quite possibly the most ornate lamppost in the world. But a lamppost nonetheless.
facepalm has become a gesture of cultural notoriety, this statue of Cain in the Jardins de Tuileries has likely received a bump in its popularity.
More to come!