Saturday, August 7, 2010

In surfing around for favorite new photos to add to my virtual travel journal (this here blog you're noshin' on), I happened upon this glitzy, gilded view of Paris. As an additional treat, I also discovered the photographer's travel blog. That is one of the joys of Flickr - you can travel the world and meet new people, all from the comfort of ... wherever, whenever!

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - Fidel Hart - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: Paris, France ★
Photo courtesy of Fidel Hart


  1. Thank you! I was actually going to inquire in to how I could be a part of this great idea. I appreciate you including me, especially because you chose one of my favorite photos (sorry for the watermark. I'm working on removing those).
    What I remember about this photo is that it marked the moment I was nearly up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower. It had been raining most of that night (my first in Paris) and I remember seeing the Tower illuminated from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Rather than look at a map, I decided to trek from the Arc to the Tower. Having no idea which way to go, I simply looked for the light. I recall seeing a cool looking restaurant that was nearly all glass and I wanted a picture of it. As I took my gear out, I looked to the right and there was the Eiffel Tower right in front of me. I went down these long steps and was preparing to cross the bridge you see here, when I saw the opportunity for a great photo as a lighted ferry was passing beneath.

  2. The watermark doesn't distract or detract at all. So I wouldn't worry about it :)

    What a cool story and a nice memory of your first interaction and impression with the Eiffel Tower. I wish I could remember the first time I got up close and personal with Madame Eiffel, but it's all a blur now. And I don't even think I have photos from that trip (back in the days of film, and somehow I think I managed to lose those prints and negatives).

    Sounds like a pretty dreamy way to first see this famous landmark. Thank you for sharing the details with us!



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