Visiting | 12-hrs in…

… and worth every minute capturing a few of historic landmark gems.

Recently I was lucky enough to have a client shoot in Paris. A city I hadn’t been to since I was a pre-teen and have faint memories of.

The shoot days were long and busy but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit and photograph a bit of ‘Paris!” *french accent*. Starting with Le Louvre which was a 15-min walk from my hotel (Holiday Inn – which wasn’t bad at all and recommended for short/long stays in its price range), I woke up at 5am, grabbed my gear and rolled out.

I only had an hour before I needed to be getting ready for work so, with no time to spare and not knowing what to expect when I got there, I walked upto the main gate. It was locked but I found the pedestrian gate open and to my absolute joy there was not a person in sight-winning!

Here’s some of my best images.

I did the same again the day and got up early, grabbed a quick breakfast and my gear and rolled out–but this time, I jumped in a taxi and headed for the Eiffel Tower.

A little bit harder to shoot due to traffic, however, with a little patience and persistence an opportunity and unique (at least for me) compositions were found. Let me know what you think.

After this, it was simply a nice day in Paris. I visited Notre Dame, Pantheon, I walked along the Seine, found the best chocolatier in town – Maison Fondee, and had THE BEST Croque Monsieur I’ve ever had in what looked like a very parisien cafe – Café Panis – right next to Notre Dame. A bold statement but for me it was true–The setting, the staff, the food, the view… wonderful!

All-in-all, it was fantastic to have a career that takes me to such wonderful places, and this was a great way to see what I could cram into the short freetime that I had here. Au Revoir, Paris… Until we meet again!

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