I was in Paris for work and we finalized our meetings around 3pm. That left a few hours of great light on a gorgeous day in France. I grabbed my Fujifilm X-Pro 1, a 8mm, 35mm and 85mm lens a got moving with a few colleagues.

First stop was the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower fish eye

Detail shot

Statue enjoying a stunning Parisian view

The Eiffel Tower is often overlooked as a lovely park setting where you can easily find solitude. You can write poetry, catch a nap or take up smoking. Leaving the area, I grabbed this shot of a father and son playing soccer. I want to bring Oliver here.

Father and son kick a soccer ball with the Eiffel Tower keeping scoreFrom the Eiffel Tower, we headed over the Louvre. I have very fond memories of the museum. It was a great opportunity to revisit I.M. Pei’s pyramid. The synthesis of modern and historic architecture works really well, in my opinion.

Pyramid detail

Musee du Louvre sign

Just around the corner is both the Love Lock bridge and Notre Dame.

Daniel and Lea lock

Lots of love locks

I couldn’t resist and bought a lock. I’m so tourist. And sure do love Lea.

And finally, I made it to Notre Dame. The intricacy of this structure is never ending.

Detail at Notre Dame

Notre Dame

The day ended late after a great meal in the Latin Quarter and an early morning out of Paris. 22 hours in Paris.

Thanks so much for reading. And if you’re interested, there are some more Paris photos, here.