The Eiffel Tower and The Human Tower
This photo was taken during my first visit to the magnificent Trocadero, which offers one of the most commanding, gorgeous views of the Eiffel Tower. As I attempted to get some tighter frames of the Eiffel Tower, this guy handed his camera to his girlfriend, dropped his backpack on the ground, and literally hopped on the railing and proceeded to walk across the banister on his two hands. At first, I dismissed him as a show-off and wanted him out of my shot, but after I quickly got past my jealousy, hahaa, I discovered he actually made my images more interesting. It was just unusual to see how calm he was, as though he did this kind of thing everyday. Bear in mind that there was quite a drop on the other side of the railing, which you cannot see from this perspective.
I’m becoming more comfortable taking travel images with people in them, but it’s been a gradual process over the years. I am happy with the progress I’ve made so far. Fortunately, this fellow made what would be a typical, familiar urban landscape a little less typical. In fact, without him here, I probably wouldn’t share this image. I also managed to capture a cyclist near this spot too. You can see that photo here!