Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PHOTO ESSAY: The view from Sacre Coeur

So my Paris postings seem to be pulling from the same story line -Brad finishes shift at Shakespeare- notices the amazing light that comes around about once a week- Brad then slings a camera over his shoulder- jumps on his bike, and speeds off into the unknown, exploring some new corner of the city-

The photos that follow were taken when Lester and I toured the 1st, 2nd, 9th and 18th arrondissements, making our way towards Sacre Coeur (on top of the 18th) in time to catch the sunset. Perched on the highest hilltop in Paris, Sacre Coeur is popular among tourist as it provides a great view of the city and is home to a small group of artists who sell their creations in a square next to the Basilica. Berets and canvasses fight for space among the tiny square that is lined with brightly lit cafes and restaurants. The weather and the view made for a great ride.
A slice of light caught my eye as I made my way along the Seine

A view from Pont du Carrousel

Boys playing football in Jardin du Carrousel

A view of Palais-Royal Musee du Louvre

The view from Sacre Coeur of the Parisian skyline

Sacre Coeur at sunset

I think this shot has been taken a time or two...


Tenshi Rising said...

You just made my heart dance a joyful dance of longing. *sigh*

The above fore-mentioned. said...

Great shots, you took me back there! First time I saw Sacre Coeur it was spring, the next time I made it back to Paris, it was covered in snow. Stunning.

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