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January 2013


Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris, Trees and Streetlamp

Notre Dame Cathedral, West Facade, Trees and Streetlamp, Paris Notre Dame Cathedral, trees and streetlamp, west facade, Paris. Notre Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile…
January 21, 2013

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France. See more photos of Paris! We walked the Champs Elysees on a cold, cloudy Paris day, starting at the Arc de Triomphe and finishing at the Louvre Museum with many stops in between. We walked beneath the Arc de Triomphe just to be able to…
January 20, 2013

Eiffel Tower over the Trocadero, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower rises over the Place du Trocadéro, Paris I thought the reflection of le Tour Eiffel on the shiny tiles of the Place du Trocadéro was pretty neat. There were plenty of people walking around the Trocadero enjoying the cold, clear night in Paris, but you cannot see…
January 16, 2013

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

Stained Glass Windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France La Sainte-Chapelle ("The Holy Chapel") is one of the only surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of Paris, France. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection…
January 15, 2013

Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Paris, France

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Paris, France The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacre-Coeur Basilica, is a beautiful Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica is located at the summit of the…
January 11, 2013
Astrophotography and Night Scapes

Landscape Astrophotography

New: check out my website for Landscape Astrophotography! What is Landscape Astrophotography? Here is my take on it! Landscape Astrophotography is the discipline of photographing scenes that include both astronomical elements and terrestrial landscape elements. The motivation for landscape astrophotography is a desire to depict the night sky, including stars,…
January 10, 2013

The Battle of the Nile, Chateau Versailles, France

Painting of The Battle of the Nile, Chateau Versailles, France The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay (in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir), one of the enormous, gorgeous paintings we saw at Chateau Versailles outside of Paris. The second image is a "vertorama", a…
January 9, 2013

Jardin du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Photo of les Jardins du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris One of our favorite parts of Paris is the Luxembourg Gardens. We visited under both miserable, cold, rainy skies and again on a spectacular, blue sky afternoon, and enjoyed it both times. This is the fountain and pool in front of…
January 8, 2013

Chateau Versailles Ceiling Paintings

After a taste of the ceiling paintings in the Louvre Museum in Paris, Tracy and I made sure to look up when we walked through Chateau de Versailles at some of the magnificent ceiling paintings there. Louis XIV sure knew how to decorate in grand style! What is with the…
January 3, 2013

Ceiling Art, Musee du Louvre, Paris

Louvre Museum Ceiling Paintings One of the highlights of our October trip to Paris were two visits to the Louvre Museum. I was looking forward to seeing the Italian and Dutch painting galleries, and they certainly did not disappoint. However, what I found most striking where the many ornate and…
January 2, 2013