The tourist boats that go up and down the River Seine are a fantastic way to see the wonderful city of Paris. Above is the Ecole du Lourve. This is an institution of higher education located in the Aile de Flore of the Louvre Museum. Taken nearly seven years ago I remember wanting to publish this photograph a few years ago on the website, but after about an hour searching the web couldn’t work out exactly what this building was; all I knew was that it was near and possibly part of the Louvre. Today with Google Street view and Wikipedia I had all the information I needed in a couple of minutes.
La Defense is a the main business district of Paris, France. Here, seen from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. This photograph was captured nearly 7 years ago back in 2005. Looking at more recent photos of this skyline view there are a number of new skyscrapers. Sadly this is the only image of La Defense I have. Out of all the European cities this is the one I am most keen on getting to as soon as possible. As much as I love exploring new cities, I feel that I could now do so much better.
The Eiffel Tower is certainly the symbol of Paris if not one of the most famous structures in France. This was again taken back in 2005 but hadn’t been published on here until now. At the time Paris was bidding for the 2012 Olympic Games. A couple of weeks after this was taken it was announced that London had won the Olympic bid. Obviously I will have to go back as soon as I can to retake this image without the distracting logo, although I love the extreme angle on the tower, it makes for a very graphic black and white photograph.
The above photo was captured in 2005 from a boat trip I took along the River Seine in Paris. It shows one of many very ornate details on the bridge. Sadly, due to time constraints, I have no idea which particular bridge this is, but I am sure one of you might be able to work it out for me.