Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Three Paris landmarks



From this perspective it seems that you could almost reach out and touch the obelisk... and perhaps the Grand Palais.

12 comments:

Malyss said...

You seem to be on a high place yourself to take this picture..I'm wondering where you were!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting combination of focal points!!! Fun shot!!!

M said...

Very cool perspective! I am ready to ride and try to touch the top.

Starman said...

When will we see the pictures you took from La Grande Roue?

Alexa said...

What a lineup! I think I know where you were, but did you ride la grande roue?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss -- I was standing on the terrasse at the west end of Tuileries. The telephoto lens distorts the distances as I had to look at a map to be sure that it really was Grand Palais

Chieftess -- There was nice lighting that day... merci

Marie -- It would be fun to ride but it was soooo cold on the ground that we did not ride. Also, the visibility was low most of the days we were there

Starman -- I am no chicken but will have to take "the ride" on my next visit!

Alexa -- Yes, when you are standing on the terrace at the top of the steps, it is a great vantage point for photos... We had intentions of riding but for me it would have been for the photo ops...

Rob-bear said...

AH! The "Parisian Trinity," perhaps?

Interesting technical achievement, Genie; well done!

James said...

Great minds think alike! Sort of. My post yesterday was taken in the same area but we managed not to capture any of the same things. :)

Awesome shot by the way!

Virginia said...

Well this perspective is well.......GRAND! I'm not promising any acts of courage this trip but I'll think about it! :)
V

Upper level of Tuileries? DId you find the Welcoming Hands?

Randy said...

That is a great shot Genie. Looks like a fun ride. Did you ride it?

JM said...

Wow! What a fine composition! Very well spotted indeed.
Happy New Year, Genie.

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic composition!

Happy New Year to you!