(Je ne suis pas) Over Paris

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    I took approximately 4,000 photographs in my short week in Paris last summer, and, as of this posting, I have shared less than 20 of them here on Flickr. I don’t know the reason, as it seems I would typically share more given the unforgettable days I spent there. Regardless, I am feeling nostalgic for the City of Love this evening. (Now that I think about it, I did recently see the movie “Hugo” a few weeks ago -- that may be part of the nostalgia).

    Here is a view of a portion of the city from the Eiffel Tower, some minutes after it stopped raining.

    I almost did not go to the Eiffel Tower, as I am not a fan of waiting in queues. Those of you have visited Paris in springtime and summer know exactly what I’m talking about. Those minutes, to me, are lost when they could have been spent taking photos or experiencing something else more enjoyable. However, as I contemplated whether or not to book my reservations two nights before my visit, I imagined the perpetual, repetitive, gasp-inducing, dramatic reaction I would have received every time I would be in the company of people discussing the enchantment of Paris: “You went to Paris and did NOT visit the Eiffel Tower?”

    I was certain the question would become annoying after the third or fourth time, so instead of enduring that scenario hundreds of times in the future, I did myself a favor and made the reservation. It was not everyday I got the opportunity to visit Paris, after all. The day I got to le Tour Eiffel, I waited in the rain for half an hour (which I hear was not too long a wait compared to peak times when it can be as long as three hours), and by the time I reached the magnificent summit, I was grateful I made the decision to visit. It was indeed a magical afternoon atop one of the world’s most renowned landmarks.

    Every second in Paris was magical.

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    1. birchwood1972 37 months ago | reply

      Fabulous shot Tosin--Paris is so beautiful!!

    2. DPGold Photos 37 months ago | reply

      this is really cool. awesome stuff.

    3. PC3 Photography/Paul Carter III 37 months ago | reply

      Wonderful frame, vivid capture. It reminds me of a favorite song from Jimmy Buffets early years; "He Went To Paris".

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMozCfz0cZM

    4. russ david 37 months ago | reply

      Amazing view, I really like the angle! awesome photo!!

    5. Parallel..... 37 months ago | reply

      Fantastic....I feel as I am flying just to look at it!!...well done!

    6. Shoeven 37 months ago | reply

      nice angle!

    7. dicegirlsnapz 37 months ago | reply

      Lovely! And you fooled me. I thought you paid the helicopter pilot extra to buzz the tower : )

    8. LostMyHeadache: Absolutely Free * 37 months ago | reply

      I would have taken many thousands of photographs as well!

      You are so lucky to be able to travel as much as you do!

      This is a seriously astounding and mind-blowing shot; like something you would see on the cover of a travel magazine, a really high end one!

      It was well worth the (not overly long!) wait to get this incredible image from that incredible vantage point...wow wow wow!

      You should sell this to someone somewhere for large amounts of money!

      Truly astounding, honestly, one of the best, most beautiful, and most interesting photos I have seen on flickr not just in a long time, but EVER.

      In the high Top 10 of flickr photos I have seen of all time, for sure.

      Amazing!

    9. mcdux 37 months ago | reply

      This is Paris like I've never seen before. Bravo!

    10. Emil Akberli 37 months ago | reply

      This is a very beautiful aerial picture, Tosin ! I Love how colorful it is! Well Done !!!

    11. KPortin 37 months ago | reply

      Stunning! So glad you did it!

    12. WarEagle8608 37 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot, insane perspective!

    13. Book'em 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, I'd love to visit Paris.

    14. Rober1000x 37 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view my friend

    15. Dan Mihai 37 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing perspective! Beautiful lines and composition in general!

    16. Chris_1951 36 months ago | reply

      Great view! Love the angle.

    17. Wayne(小文) 36 months ago | reply

      Wow...what a beautiful shot ,love it..

    18. riordanNH 18 months ago | reply

      Read reply to comment regarding the tilt of image...the impression is distinct, immediate.

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