Friday, 8 April 2011

Paris Eye 9/30 - From both sides now


A tale of three images. This first one was taken from Palais de Trocadero on the northern side of La Seine pointing to the south, between her legs. Ease your eye along the green of the Champs de Mar, and you can see the Ecole Militaire (where Bonaparte trained!).


Now come down south with me to Montparnesse. Come up to the 56th floor with me (can't go outside as they are renovating the 59th floor, but it only cost E5). The next two shots were taken from Tour Montparnesse. You know: that ugly building down south that everyone reckons should NOT have been permitted! This first shot was with my 250mm zoom lens and once again, you can see Ecole Militaire, the green of Champs de Mar, and the legs of Le Tour.

The final shot was back to the standard lens with about 20mm showing the suburbs, the area around Le Tour, and La Defense way in the background.

Pretty neat, hey?

19 comments:

Virginia said...

I love them all AND I didn't have to look at Tour Montparnesse! I"ve heard it said that that it is the box, la Tour Eiffel came in! HA
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Kaori said...

This is beyond neat! What a fantastic view! Lovely :-D

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you! What a beautiful set of images Julie!

karen said...

Just beautiful! There's so much we didn't see in our short week last year, and your photos make me want to go back even more. Thank you.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shots!

brattcat said...

very, very, very neat!

Ann said...

Fabulous.

Vicki said...

Magical pics, Julie. I especially like the framing in the top one.

Are you not posting on your Riff blog any longer?

Thérèse said...

Pretty neat, you said it!

J Bar said...

Just magnificent. So much to see and so much to photograph. :)
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Alan O'Riordan said...

Quelles belles photos. Bravo! If you get a chance, head to the Hotel Concorde La Fayette hotel at dusk for a cocktail in their panoramic bar on the top floor. The views are amazing, especially as Paris light up.

Joe said...

Thanks for the guided tour Julie. Almost feel like I am there .... now where is mon valise?

Peter said...

What charming perspectives - so good - you are doing Paris proud with your Sydney eye.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The bottom shot shows just why that tower sticks out so much.

diane b said...

Tremendous views and photography. Good weather too by the looks.

Milanblogger said...

an amazing eye views series 3rd is my favourite

Rae Walter said...

Fantastic photos and perspective. Really enjoy seeing Paris through your lens.

Oscar Gárate said...

Congratulations Julie, Your photos of Paris are fantastic!

nora chou said...

interesting point of view! - very unique indeed!

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