Tag Archive | Paris

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ On The Move

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On a sunny July day there is sure to be a long queue to buy tickets to the Eiffel Tower and nobody moves anywhere fast.

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If you want to get to the third floor viewing platform quickly the elevator is the way to go. But if you prefer to take your time, you can enjoy the views and the cooling breezes while climbing the 706 steps to the second floor. It may take longer but the achievement will make a great travel story when you’re home again.

And if you’re very lucky the rehearsals for Bastille Day festivities will include a fly past by three jets, just as you exit the tower at the end of the day.

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A wonderful reward for all that effort!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreshadow

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When we arrived in Paris the sky was blue. It was the perfect summer day. By mid-afternoon the clouds were looking ominous and in the early evening a mighty storm passed through. We sheltered in a shop doorway on the Avenue des Champs Élysée – if we had to hide from a storm what a marvellous place to do it. This foreshadowed an amazing week enjoying all things Parisian.

Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above

I am fascinated each time I view a city from on high. I like to seek out the well known places we’ve visited and follow the roads we’ve taken. Looking straight down adds another perspective – it’s always much higher up there than it looks from the ground.

The London Eye

The London Eye

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost in the Details

Visitors to Paris spend much of their time looking up or looking down, gazing in wonder at the fine details to be seen in every building and on every street. Each of these photos was taken at a famous Parisian landmark.

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How many of these places do you know or can guess? Hover over each photo to reveal the answer.