Paris, France. My third destination after London and Venice. To me as a photographer, it has the same beautiful, elegant buildings of London without its gloomy weather. The Eiffel tower however, still leaves me wondering at how it attracts more visitors than any other landmarks on Earth.
Some say that Paris is the most romantic city in the world.
I still don't understand.
1. Stranger of Paris.
4. Inside Notre-Dame de Paris.
5. There was a prayer going on when I entered the Notre-Dame.
10. Beautiful evening for a ride.
11. French National Music Academy.
13. Just relaxing.
14. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre, Paris.
16. Modern pyramids.
17. French couple.
18. The Ascent.
My small, unassuming Yashica rangefinder proved to be perfect for this kind of photo situation. I was inside the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the sacred heart, dedicated to Jesus) and photography is not permitted. But I saw this beautiful, soft light shining in from the windows and the sculpture of an angel that looks like he is ascending to the light... I immediately composed the shot in my mind, pre-set the focus ring, set the aperture to f/1.8 and waited until no officials are nearby... and quickly raised nifty little camera to my eye, confirmed the focus and took the photo (which only produced a soft "click" sound). Stealthy.
19. Flight acrobatics.
20. A protest against animal abuse outside French National Music Academy.
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Film | Europe 2011 | Paris: The City
Nikon F90X, Yashica Electro 35 CCN, Fujifilm Pro 160S, Fujifilm Superia 200, Agfa Vista 200, Ferrania Solaris 200