La Defense, from the Eiffel Tower

This was a weekend of reflection and I went through some photos taken during various trips. This was taken at dusk, from the second tier of the Eiffel Tower, taken last year in spring when Linda and I visited Holland and Paris. I like this picture as it is not a shot I would have taken had I been alone. I admit I do not do heights very well at all, but Linda convinced me to go up. While I was petrified, the views are magnificent in the end, I was pleased I went.

This is a view looking towards the North West. That cluster of tall buildings is the main business sector of Paris, called La Defense and is the largest purpose-built business district in Europe. Those gardens are the Jardins du Trocadero and that big structure that curves around the gardens is the Palais de Chaillot. It stands on a hill that used to be the site of a small village. The East and West wings of the structure now house several museums: The Naval Museum, The Museum of Man, the Museum of Architecture and the Museum of French Monuments, none of which we got to see.

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13 Comments

  1. Flickr: tianxiaozhang February 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Great colour

  2. Flickr: Victorddt February 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Buen encuadre y edición. Felicitaciones. Saludos…!

  3. Flickr: Mark Ostrea February 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Amazing view!

  4. Flickr: Time to Live February 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    oh wow! this is fantastic!
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  5. Flickr: ddsnet February 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

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  6. Flickr: Daniel Mennerich February 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Its a real A-Class photo work! I like it!!

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  7. Flickr: eburriel February 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

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  9. Flickr: Tahir Iqbal February 14, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    Awesome job this deserves Flickr’s "World Cup of Photography" Award!

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  10. Shelley February 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    this is my first time here and I just wanted to stop by and say hi everyone!

  11. Flickr: balticbooty February 15, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    cool!!!

  12. Flickr: Robert Warren May 2, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    A great perspective, and a really interesting sky; nice lines through the Jardins and on to the horizon.

  13. Flickr: Jesse L. simplerevolution October 27, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    Postcard Beautiful!

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