Saturday, November 1, 2014

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Landmark"



City Daily Photo Theme Day
"Landmark"


Although Paris has many "landmarks" and it was difficult to choose just one, 
this photo has my favorite plus a bonus:  
la Tour Eiffel and Grand Palais.  


With the setting sun of autumn the structures of both are seen in silhouette, 
the Eiffel Tower with its familiar pattern of steel, 
and the Grand Palais with its glass vault.


Would you believe that there are 6,000 tonnes of steel 
in the Nave of the Grand Palais 
which is more than in the whole Eiffel Tower?



la Tour Eiffel, 7ième
Grand Palais, 8ième
taken from the rooftop of Printemps, 9ième


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20 comments:

Randy said...

Perfect theme day shot.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Jim said...

Brilliant theme day post.

s.c said...

Great landmark shot. I like it.

Halcyon said...

You caught her in just the right light! Beautiful.

Mersad said...

If there ever was a landmark then it's this. Love how its is bathed in the golden light of the sunset. Perfect! Visiting you from City Daily Photo today.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Revrunner said...

Of course! :-)

Danar O said...

Tower Eiffel is not for being conquered by our feet; but to be elevated as human by being conquered by her beauty.

Simplicity, the golden t(p)ower of beauty in black dress.
Superb photo, it rewards each step of those 20,000 a day.
No word to measure my enjoyment.
Many many thanks Genie, GBY.
d:-D)anar

Kate said...

Perfect! will be the comment for your post by most viewers. Icons of Paris!! Splendid photo.

Birdman said...

Wonderful image of this iconic structure. Paris... what else would one choose?

William Kendall said...

A stunningly beautiful image!

Jeanie said...

This is fabulous, Genie -- one of the most glorious of all your posts and certainly of the Tour.

Stuart said...

Wow. Nice shot. From the top of Galleries Lafayette with a telephoto?

Alexa said...

A glorious image, a perfect moment, and a wonderful memory—merci!

RedPat said...

So wonderful, Genie!

Rob-bear said...

Fascinating post and information.

Bon dimanche, Génie!

Jack said...

I thought that Monsieur Effel's triumph would find its way into your landmark post. Your portrayal is excellent, with a bonus landmark as well.

Shantaram said...

Beautiful picture. Love the silhouettes.

Louise said...

This is certainly The Paris landmark. Yesterday afternoon I took a very touristy but always divine river cruise, and was treated to very similar sights. It is breathtaking.

Joe said...

Gosh! That is a stunning photo Genie. Perfect composition captured at just the right time of dusk.