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The first time I went to Paris was in 1974 as a fairly young pup and I didn't do much photographically except for snapping some snap shots with my back then Canonet GIII. A few years later, I had my first SLR, a Canon AE-1 and did go back to Paris but the opportunities were not there to take serious photography. Fast forward to 2010 - Earlier that year, we had a layover stop in Paris on the way to another part of Europe but we didn't actually go out of the terminal. Finally, when we made the plan to go to the Middle East and we had to lay over in Paris again, we included a 3-night stay in this wonderful city. The fall colors were great but two out of the three days were cloudy but at least, it didn't rain.

What did we visit while there? Well, here are some shots captured in that city. There are spots that I visited already over 30 years ago but they are places I didn't go before. Here is brief rundown. Needless to say, being completed in 1989, I didn't see the pyramid at the Louvre in real life until this visit. That is one photogenic spot, I must add and I ended up going there twice; the first time around only from the outside and I used a tripod. The second time around, since tripod is not allowed, I left it at the hotel and I went inside. The sky was clear and blue that day. Even a full day wouldn't be enough to see the entire museum. So, after scratching only the surface, I left the museum slightly before dark and I took some more outside pictures at dusk.

I went to the Notre Dame twice also. Since tripod was not allowed, I used a lens the second time around that I left at the hotel the first time. The Eiffel tower was partly covered, probably for maintenance and the sky was grey. Although it didn't matter much but to a certain degree, the grey sky did reduce the brilliance of St Chapelle in the afternoon. This former church was converted to a museum and as my luck would dictate it, a part of it was covered for restoration/maintenance also. Oh, well.

Thank you to Fred Relaix for the tips on various locations and for taking pictures with us at Sacre Coeur.

Anyway, thank you very much for visiting and please feel free to leave comment on this gallery or on any of the images as you see fit. Enjoy the gallery!

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Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
View from Alexandre III Bridge
View from Alexandre III Bridge
Alexandre III Bridge
Alexandre III Bridge
Covered with Plants
Covered with Plants
Love this Door Knob!
Love this Door Knob!
Fall Colors
Fall Colors
The Other Half
The Other Half
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Stain Glass
Stain Glass
Apostles
Apostles
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Street Scene
Street Scene
Fountain at the Louvre
Fountain at the Louvre
Cafe at the Louvre
Cafe at the Louvre
Louvre at Dusk
Louvre at Dusk
Compressed View of the Louvre
Compressed View of the Louvre
Traffic in Front of the Louvre
Traffic in Front of the Louvre
Sacre Coeur Basilica
Sacre Coeur Basilica
Medicis Fountain
Medicis Fountain
A Little Girl
A Little Girl
Medicis Fountain
Medicis Fountain
Fixing His Ship
Fixing His "Ship"
Captured Along the River Seine
Captured Along the River Seine
Inside St Chapelle
Inside St Chapelle
Ceiling and Stain Glass at St Chapelle
Ceiling and Stain Glass at St Chapelle
Arch at St Chapelle
Arch at St Chapelle
St Chapelle
St Chapelle
St Chapelle
St Chapelle
Gargoyles at St Chapelle
Gargoyles at St Chapelle
Lantern Near Palace of Justice
Lantern Near Palace of Justice
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Row of Candles
Row of Candles
A Small Altar
A Small Altar
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Chandellier at Notre Dame
Chandellier at Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
Cavalry
Cavalry
An Ancient Egyptian Relic Depicting Horas and a Pharaoh
An Ancient Egyptian Relic Depicting Horas and a Pharaoh
Ancient Egyptian Necklace
Ancient Egyptian Necklace
Ankh - A Gift of Life
Ankh - A Gift of Life
A Small Sarcophagus
A Small Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus for a Female Deceased
Sarcophagus for a Female Deceased
Detail of a Sarcophagus
Detail of a Sarcophagus
Support Column
Support Column
A Golden Bracelet
A Golden Bracelet
Inside Sully Pavillion
Inside Sully Pavillion
Inside Sully Pavillion
Inside Sully Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Pavillion Richelieu
Inside Pavillion Richelieu
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Inside Richelieu Pavillion
Staircase Under the Pyramid
Staircase Under the Pyramid
Straightup in the Center!
Straightup in the Center!
Under the Pyramid and Sully Pavillion
Under the Pyramid and Sully Pavillion
Pyramid with Pavillion Richelieu on the Right and Pavillion Denon on the Left
Pyramid with Pavillion Richelieu on the Right and Pavillion Denon on the Left
Side Way View with Pavillion Richelieu in the Background
Side Way View with Pavillion Richelieu in the Background
Side Way View with Victory Arc in the Background
Side Way View with Victory Arc in the Background
Pyramid with Pavillion Richelieu in the Background
Pyramid with Pavillion Richelieu in the Background
Victory Arch Near the Louvre
Victory Arch Near the Louvre
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