City Living, Paris

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series lens

Paris would have to be the most beautiful city I've yet visited.  Churches, public buildings and palaces provide great subject matter for tourist and professional architectural photographers alike. There is so much to see that the opportunities for photography seem, almost, endless. It really is one of those places where it would be good to spend 3-4 months exploring, documenting and expanding one's perspective. 

But, as well as all the important religious and public buildings there also has to be somewhere for people to live. And Paris is a huge city.

Memories and Meaning

This photo was made from atop the Arc de Triomphe looking down on what I assume are a group of apartments. It's so different to my own background growing up in a small town in southeastern Australia. The term the 3/4 acre block, while rarely the size of the actual house and land package, came to symbolize where most Australians (and back then that meant folks living in suburbia or in country towns) grew up on a block with a decent sized front and back yard.

An Unusual Perspective

The view from atop the Arc de Triomphe is fantastic, providing a 360 degree birds eye view of the surrounding area.

The buildings in this picture are beautiful and talk to the history of this iconic city. I particularly love the geometric layout of the buildings. 

It's just so different from my own upbringing. City living, where space is a state of mind.

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