When researching for my trip to Paris, I found that Parc de Belleville in the 20th arrondissement was tipped to have great views.
The Skyline of Paris with the Eiffel Tower and an amazing sunset
Montmartre is the more famous spot, but Parc de Belleville has the views without the tourists. And as this spot is more east of the city there is a better view of the Eiffel tower with the sun setting in the west. I am normally not chasing a sunset but this particular evening we had the most amazing sunset which completed this image of the Paris skyline, definitely the right place at the right time. An earlier shot in Parc de Belleville can be found here and this is a link to the Paris Gallery
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Last week I spend four days shooting in Paris together with a friend and colleague Rob de Voogd from Zappback.nl. Our trains arrived at Gare du Nord within 15 min of each other.The long list of shooting locations we made meant that the weekend was packed from very early in the morning till late in the evening. To get to all the locations we would travel by metro which made the 5 day Visité pass the best choice as it also gives discount on different attractions. Being used to swiping an Oyster card we were pretty surprised to get a very low tech paper ticket with paper counterpart with number and name filled out by hand.
Eiffel Tower reflected in the park pond with stunning autumn coloured trees.
The first day the weather was not what we hoped for grey and foggy but the rest of the days were pretty much perfect. Here is a first selection of images I have processed so far.