Saturday, June 25, 2005

Eiffel Tower: Reward

Paris View

This is part of the reward for climbing the tower - I climbed up it because the queues were too long.

There were a number of great views from the top, though it was a little hazy in the distance. I have chosen this one because it shows a small piece of traditional Paris contrasted with the march of modernism in the towerblocks beind - the latter could be anywhere in the world.

Not sure what to start tomorrow - perhaps I should put up some pictures of my visit this week to the South of France after this brief microcosm of the North. What do you think?

27 Comments:

Blogger Michael Salone said...

Wow, it seems like there are a lot of people blogging about the Eiffel Tower in the past couple of weeks. You caught some great shots though with colour and perspective we don't usually see here.

25/6/05 06:55  
Blogger Toron said...

whoa! great view!!! don't look down! ;)

25/6/05 08:47  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Great vien from Eiffel tower, the Trocadero... Great shot Ian!

25/6/05 10:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! South of France pics please :)

25/6/05 10:55  
Blogger Metallyptica said...

Timurilenk, thanks for letting me think again of Paris... You made me want to post about Paris also... But that is a lotta work cause I'll have to scan my photos....

Lovely photos!

25/6/05 11:56  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

What a view! I like the haze... adds a nice touch of diffusion, which helps depicts the distance.

Yes, I agree - Southern France.

25/6/05 12:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great view from Paris.

Yes, Southern France !

25/6/05 12:59  
Blogger Kamakshi said...

amazing view .. and ur right .. the contrast between traditional and modern Paris is beautiful.

25/6/05 13:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The haze is also known as atmospheric perspective. I think it is great. And now...south of France!

25/6/05 13:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice urban landscape. i can see the separate section of the hirise bldg on the top and old town on the bottom..i like the haze adding the depth of field.

25/6/05 14:12  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

WOW! This certainly was a reward indeed for climbing up! What a view! I want to go there sometime. :)

25/6/05 14:49  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pretty sweet shot

25/6/05 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! A view I remember so well though with less traffic in shot.

Excellent one, Ian!

25/6/05 16:48  
Blogger August95 said...

I love the contrast in this shot between the old and the new. Very nicely done.

25/6/05 17:38  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

I agree with your point, the skycrappers are not what make Paris unique! Beautiful shot, the shadows and the tree lines, separe the picture in different planes, as they were several different cities...
I'm eager to see your photos from the south!

25/6/05 19:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great view! I gotta visit Paris...

25/6/05 20:24  
Blogger Potpourri said...

What a contrast - modern and traditional buildings !

I'm glad I requested for Eiffel tower and even more that you posted the pics..Its been a great week on your blog.

Looking forward to Southern France like the rest of the crowd :)

25/6/05 20:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's an amazing view; you can see so far, and i like the contrast between the short, older buildings in the foreground and the skyscrapers in the background.

25/6/05 22:15  
Blogger jkirlin said...

Yeah...this is VERY sweet. Thanks for posting these.

26/6/05 00:03  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

Ian, I like the layers in this photo (from top to bottom): city skyline, green parkland, urban sprawl, Old City, and ultimately, the River,the origin of Paris. Connecting these layers is a vertical line formed by (from bottom to top) the bridge, the reflecting pond, a plaza, a striking black apartment(?) building, and finally the gap between the skyscrapers. Nice composition.

26/6/05 01:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A reward indeed! That is a great view! It makes me want to visit Paris :-)

26/6/05 01:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a fantastic view! I dig the off center composition, whether it's intentional or not.

26/6/05 04:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome perspective. This was definitely a great reward for climbing all those stairs. I'd love to see your shots from the south of france next.

26/6/05 05:30  
Blogger ChickyBabe said...

What a view... to a kill ;). The buldings at La Defense are the ugliest in Paris. Just as well they're at the outskirts.

South of France photos, s'il vous plait.

26/6/05 06:48  
Blogger makuahine said...

Wow! Awesome!

27/6/05 06:58  
Blogger pk said...

Love the view, the old and the modern.

27/6/05 21:38  
Blogger Ryan Rahn said...

Wonderful capture. Amazing view!

1/7/05 07:19  

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