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Ile de la Cité
10-SEP-2012

Ile de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis).It is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.
The western end has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th century construction of a cathedral preceding today's Notre Dame. The land between the two was, until the 1850s, largely residential and commercial, but since has been filled by the city's Prefecture de Police, Palais de Justice, Hôtel-Dieu hospital and Tribunal de Commerce. Only the westernmost and northeastern extremities of the island remain residential today, and the latter preserves some vestiges of its 16th century canon's houses.

CANON EOS 450D
5s f/6.3 at 18.0mm iso100 full exif

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dirkpiet01-Sep-2013 15:49
Great night shot ! V
peterjay4514-Oct-2012 14:50
An outstanding night image indeed.
Yiannis Pavlis01-Oct-2012 03:45
A wonderful picture
Anne Cecilie Overholt29-Sep-2012 16:28
Beautiful night shot! Great composition. V
FrankB22-Sep-2012 00:08
my favorite spot...especially the area behind the cathedral....V
Irene Wehrli20-Sep-2012 19:43
Stunning night shot - love this golden glow!
Irene
ac20-Sep-2012 08:51
Beautiful night shot.
Christy VB19-Sep-2012 16:00
Very pretty night time shot, especially with all these great buildings. Interesting background too.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)19-Sep-2012 15:52
Super night shot, well framed....
Walter O. Koenig19-Sep-2012 15:51
Nice exposure and perspective in this night shot. Very well composed. "V"
lucanton19-Sep-2012 15:06
Belle illumination !
Vickie BROWN19-Sep-2012 14:33
An unforgettable golden night city, just gorgeous! BV
Bill Klein19-Sep-2012 14:19
Fantastic image, Jose! V!!
Jim Coffman19-Sep-2012 12:49
BEAUTIFUL!!!
CM Kwan19-Sep-2012 12:29
Beautiful light and perspective, Jose! V
Mike H.19-Sep-2012 12:24
These night shots are superb! Beautiful.
John G Reed19-Sep-2012 12:03
So want to go back there after seeing all the wonderful images. Best J
Bob White19-Sep-2012 08:55
Nice night time shot with a nice atmosphere ...v
Zoltán Balogh19-Sep-2012 08:32
A very nice compo Jose! V
Tom LeRoy19-Sep-2012 08:06
A fine night composition, the lights are excellent. V
Linda Johansson19-Sep-2012 07:37
Paris in a golden glow, very nice! V
Yvonne19-Sep-2012 07:27
Beautiful with the soft evening light! v
Richard Glenn19-Sep-2012 06:36
Great compostion and detail. V
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)19-Sep-2012 06:02
A golden photo... ! V
John Reynolds19-Sep-2012 05:55
Great evening view. V.
Colin Dixon19-Sep-2012 05:32
Beautiful
Gérard Koehl19-Sep-2012 05:22
Superbe scène nocturne. V
Frank Tran19-Sep-2012 04:34
Excellent night shot! Well done. V+
fotabug19-Sep-2012 03:31
Beautiful view!
Clarence King19-Sep-2012 03:22
Fine night shot Jose, super composition. v
gary rouleau19-Sep-2012 03:14
Nice mood.
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