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Paris skyline | by CeciΙie
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Paris skyline

After building my Tokyo skyline, I was inspired to build another skyline, this time of Paris. Paris is a city I have visited many times, and it's a city with a lot of cultural heritage.


Choosing what to build for this skyline was not easy, as there are a lot of grandiose buildings to choose from in Paris. The Eiffel Tower is of course a given, but trying to keep the build from growing too wide, I landed on these 5 (left to right): Arc de Triomphe, Tour Eiffel, Dômes des Invalides, Notre-Dame, Colonne de Juillet (place de la Bastille).


The Eiffel Tower provided maybe the biggest challenge in this. Even if it's quite similar to the Tokyo Tower, it is also very different, so I couldn't just reuse the techniques I used there. Notre-Dame was also quite a challenge to make, and I obviously could not fit in the entire cathedral, so it is cut off in the back.

I also included parts of the Seine, as it passes right next to both the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame.

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Taken on November 6, 2016