Mar 18, 2013

Paris from above

Seeing Paris from the Arc de Triomphe was one of the highlights of the trip for me. Sometimes you just gotta do the touristy thing. We managed to just barely squeeze it in on our last day, so I couldn't get up there at golden hour like I would have liked to. But even still, it was all sorts of stunning. I am terribly afraid of heights so basically my heart dropped and knees shook with every shot I took. J is even worse than I am, and he stayed as far away from the ledges as he could, hah.




This really makes me want to get up to the top of the Rockefeller Center — it will have to be a goal for this spring!

32 comments :

  1. Alice, these photos are amazing! I hope to see them in your print store someday. ;)

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  2. Wow. What an amazing view!!! Alice, you are an amazing photographer and you have an eye like I've never seen. LOVE IT>

    XX-Myrna
    mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  3. Breathtaking views! Brilliant job Alice.

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  4. breathtaking & hopefully so very worth it. i am so so fearful of heights -you are a true artist by attacking your fears head on in the name of your craft. xo

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  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous :) And yes, it's a little bit scary up there but I have to force myself to go back soon since I'm also dreaming about that golden hour!

    Best,
    Carin (www.parisinfourmonths.com)

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  6. Alice, these are beautiful. Even though the sights and landscapes of Paris are amazing in themselves, you manage to inject your own sense of beauty into it. Love seeing your view of things.

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  7. absolutely gorgeous photos & well done facing you fear to take them :)

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  8. Those shadows cast in the first shot...crazy good.

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  9. These are soooo breathtaking! I would love to have a print of your first photo in my home... Or the last one, or all of them.

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  10. these photos make me want to make a mini photo trip to paris sometime. these are amazing alice!

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  11. Absolutely stunning Alice!! These B&W's just ooooze that certain something that only Paris has.. Well done conquering the fear! Will look forward to the Rockefeller pics to come x

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  12. oh my word, these are perfect. xx

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  13. It's great to see Paris from above, especially to appreciate how beautifully the city is structured in triangles. Beautiful post!

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  14. The photos are simply stunning! It really is one of my favorite spots to have a full view of Paris!
    xo
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net

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  15. These photos are fantastic - I can't wait to get up there!

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  16. I think something inside me dies every time I see your photos. They are so incredibly amazing. You are an inspiration! :)

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  17. These shots are totally to die for. And, well, I guess you almost did. Haha. Kidding. ;)

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  18. Well done on facing the fear Alice! We went up there on a summer's day. I think I like the perspective more with your wintery fog. Just gorgeous.

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  19. Wow!


    That's it, that's all I've got.

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  20. We are heading to Paris in July... good to hear tips on what not to miss. Beautiful work.

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  21. These are stunning! The mist (or is it just the camera?) makes them look rather dreamy and adds to the beauty!

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  22. Beautiful shots Alice! Wow! If I ever get to Paris, this is certainly a view I would love to see.

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  24. WOW! I just have flashes of Casablanca. I love this and that!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  25. The first photo is lovely. I can only imagine how it felt to capture it being so close to the ledge. Must have been exhilarating.

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  26. My favorite part of being on top of the arc back in '08 was watching the lanes all converge and pile up into an epic bottle neck. We American's don't do everything right, but we definitely drive in a "civil fashion" ;) Great photos!

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  27. Gorgeous. These photos capture the "je ne sais quoi" of Paris.

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  28. I love these photos. They're incredible :)

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