Thursday, 30 October 2014

Views from the Top


Last week we were in Paris.  Generally the weather was lovely but the skies clouded over and darkened just as we made our way up the Eiffel Tower.  Despite living in Paris (a good few years ago now!), we'd never been up and it was really the Moo having it as number 2 on her visiting wish list (the Catacombs were number 1!) that made us do it.  I'd always been put off by the crowds and I'm not a massive fan of heights.  However we got there early (I managed to book tickets for the first lift up) and it was definitely worth it.

Paris in a globe

View from the top {1}

View from the top {2}

Gridlines

The look out

View from the top {3}

Next time we're there we might go up the Montparnasse Tower (concrete block above).  After all, if you're in it, you can't see it. ;)

All of the above were shot on my new Fuijifilm X100s.  I am still finding my way with it but it's love for sure.  And I didn't injure my shoulder carrying it around all the time.  Win!

Plus a venir.....











8 comments:

  1. Breathtaking images! Beautiful one of your daughter!

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  2. How fun! The view looks spectacular, glad you managed the crowds & your fear. Sometimes a little one helps us just to get on with it. Lovely photos:)

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  3. Oooh - a new camera! What fun! It looks like you are getting along quite nicely. And while I never had a heavy dSLR, I can attest to how wonderful it is to carry a small camera. Beautiful images of an iconic scene. Love the graphic nature of "Gridlines".

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  4. lovely shots, becs. funny how we sometimes avoid all the touristy things in our own environment. i lived in nyc for a bit and never did the statue of liberty or empire state buidling. for shame!!!

    as for the fuji...i have my eye on that ;)

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  5. Breathtaking! How exciting getting a new camera, it takes beautiful pictures and it looks like a film camera from days past...

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  6. What an amazing view, Becs!
    This must have been a great trip.

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  7. It sounds like a wonderful trip. I've never been to Paris, so I appreciate the vicarious experience. I especially like the telescope image.

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