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La Coupole Brasserie Paris

La Coupole (1:1)

The famed "les annies folies" brasserie opened at the tail end of the belle epoque and during the roaring twenties, in 1927. The motion of the bicyclist captures the energy still flowing through. Also available in b&w.

Eiffel's Ascent Paris

Eiffel's Ascent (2:3)

View from beneath the storied Eiffel Tower in September 2014. Using a wide-angle lens 16mm lens to distort the crowd below gives a sense of reaching up in anticipation. Also available in b&w.

I.M. Pei's Pyramid Paris

I.M. Pei's Pyramid (2:3)

A hint of the old Louvre peaks in at the lower left corner through the I.M. Pei glass pyramid. According to Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code), the remains of Mary Magdalene are buried below the inverted peak. Also available in b&w.

Escargots & Grenouilles Paris

Escargots & Grenouilles (2;3)

Typified French cuisine at the intimate restaruant, Le Latin, along a narrow pedestrian route, Rue Xavier Privas, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Also available in b&w.

Louvre Courtyard Alone Paris

Louvre Courtyard Alone (2:3)

The strong leading lines and symmetry draw the eye into the northeast corner of the Louvre courtyard. All alone on a September morn in 2014. Also available in b&w.

Just Do It Paris

Just Do It (2:3)

Stenciled paint ad on asphalt along Quai François Mitterrand near the Pont des Arts. "If you believe there's nothing, absolutely NOTHING that you can't do, you're one of us. Just do it." Also available in b&w.

Perfect Pyramids Paris

Perfect Pyramids (2:3)

I.M. Pei glass pyramid superimposed over Louis XIV's design of the Louvre. Contrast of old and new. Perfect balance of modern and classical, memories and hopes. 2014. Also available in b&w.

Refuge des Fondus Paris

Refuge des Fondus (2:3)

The best hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Paris. I've frequented here since 1992. Food served elbow to elbow and drinks served in baby bottle "biberons." 2014. Also available in b&w.

Denon Hall Louvre Atrium Paris

Denon Hall Louvre Atrium (2:3)

Soft, filtered light streams to light the Denon Hall, which leads to the famous Mona Lisa at the Louvre. September 2014. Also available in b&w.

Louvre Courtyard Corner Paris

Louvre Courtyard Corner (2:3)

The strong leading lines of the street lamps draw the eye into the northeast corner of the Louvre courtyard. Also available in b&w.

Prunes Rouge Paris

Prunes Rouge (2:3)

Striking contrast and color at a 6ème Arr. outdoor fruit market. The same market from which I selected fruit and daily treats living in Paris 30 years ago. Also available in b&w.

Louvre Courtyard Paris

Louvre Courtyard Wall (2:3)

A perfect quiet place to sit and watch the world come alive. An early morning at the Louvre. Also available in b&w.

Un Seul Bâteau Paris

Un Seul Bâteau (2:3)

A solitary boat breaks from the fleet. Children revel in becoming Les Voiliers by sailing vintage wood sailboats at the octagonal Grand Basin at the Jardin du Luxembourg in front of the Palais de Luxembourg. Also available in b&w.

Paris Roofscape

Paris Roofscape (2:3)

Bird's eye view east from the mid-deck at the Eiffel Tower. Eye-puzzling monochrome and geometric similarity broken by the angled street. September 2014. Also available in b&w.

Quai des Grands Augustins Paris

Quai des Grands Augustins (1:1)

Row of chic Parisian apartments with spectacular view of Île de la Cité and daily traffic atop and a quiet walking path below along the Seine in the city center. September 2014. Also available in b&w.

Before the Fire (2:3)

The famous Nôtre Dame spire mounted on four supports in the back of the church sanctuary dates back to 1220-30, burned to the ground on April 15, 2019. September 2014. Also available in b&w.

Le Sénat, Le Samedi (2:3)

A popular gathering spot for Parisians on weekends. The Senate building / Palais du Luxembourg at the top of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Also available in b&w.

Les Vélos (2:3)

Parisians' choice of transportation in front of a student café on Blvd. St. Michel along the 5ème Arr. on a brisk September day. Also available in b&w.

Souvenirs and A Smile (2:3)

Sounvenir stand along the Quai d'Orsay. Postcards, vintage prints please a passerby. Also available in b&w.

.Île de la Cité (1:1)

View of Pont Neuf, Paris's oldest bridge, La Sainte Chapelle spire, Bâteaux Mouches passing beneath the bridge, and tony apartments on la Paris's larger of two island in the Seine. Also available in b&w.

La Ville Lumière (2:3)

A view from Montmartre of an ornate light over the skyline of Paris in the City of Lights. Also available in b&w.

Valleda (2:3)

Created Etienne Hippolyte Maindron in the 1800s, Valleda is one of 100 + statues in the Jardin du Luxembourg. Also available in b&w.

Shakespere and Company Paris

Shakespere and Company (2:3)

Iconic English literature store on the left bank since 1951, originally opened (and closed for a time) since 1919. 2014. Also available in b&w.

The Rosnard Montmartre Paris

Le Ronsard (2:3)

Dusk and dinner time in the streets of Montmartre at the top of Paris. 2014. Also available in b&w.

Paris E Bikes Paris

Paris E Bikes (2:3)

E bike rental point along Boulevard St. Michel as an early symbol of the eco-friendly sharing community. 2014. Also available in b&w.

Locks of Love Pont des Arts Paris

Locks of Love Pont des Arts (2:3)

The Locks of Love movement of attaching padlocks to the Pont des Arts 2008-2015. 700,000 locks (the weight of 20 elephants), collapsed part of the bridge and the locks were removed and banned. 2014. Also available in b&w.