Slowly getting through my favourites in the 1000+ photos that I took!!! Totally crazy number I know, but lots of fun at the same time!!
One of the things that I HATE about tourists is when they don't take notice of 'no photography' signs, particularly in churches. There were some amazing things that I saw that I would have desperately loved to record, but I refused to break the rules and contribute to the ruining of the atmosphere (not to mention the light damage). This was the one and only church window that I took a photo of, we were standing out on the street at Montmartre and the doors were open to the church. This beautiful window was just stunning, and I am amazed at how clearly the photo came out considering we were out in full sunlight.
Place de la Concorde. I am STILL totally amazed about the obelisk. It is around 3300 years old. I can't even begin to concieve this amount of time. Like seriously! It was moved to France in the 1800s (from memory) from Egypt. When we were at the Louvre we saw photographs of the place where it came from, and where its twin is still situated. I can totally get buildings that are 900 years old. But this? Totally amazing. I know, it really isn't all that old in the grand scheme of things, but... I still find it amazing. I also love this shot. The combination of really old, semi old (the lamp-posts) and new (the wheel), it speaks to me.
And along the same lines of old meets new, this one from London. We were able to duck across to London for a couple of days to catch up with a school friend of Miks. Such a great trip! So glad we went, even if my back went out on day one and the planned shopping tour was somewhat ruined! Oh well, still lots of fun. Anyhoo, didn't get up in the London Eye, the queues were hideous and we decided to use our time to eat a nice meal and chat instead. But man that thing is huge!!!!
Hokay, will leave the pics here for today. Still SOOOO many to work on! I hope I don't bore you!