Paris

Paris 2014 : Part 2

Paris2014#2

It was time to head back since I was running out of time. I squeezed my way through the long lines under the Eiffel bridge (which also had scaffolding), sidestepped a few hawkers and waited among a hundred people to cross the road. And that’s when I looked back and up. I stood there taking multiple pictures trying to get the symmetry right which wasn't an easy task with a 200mm non-stabilized tele-photo lens. I like this one. (^_^) I decided to walk the southern bank of the river Seine till the next crossing across just so I could walk through some different scenery while avoiding the crowds...

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Paris 2014 : Part 1

Paris2014#1

There was an opportunity to travel to France last year that went for a toss thanks to the embassy here not processing my visa on time. A few wasted tickets and 10 months later I was back in line at the visa counters. Fortunately this time I was well equipped and got the visa dealt with on time. It was a short (two nights) work trip to cover the UNESCO -Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture award ceremony which essentially gave me a meager 3 hours to wander around. Staying at the Four Seasons hotel George V inevitably meant the Arc de Triomphe was the closest tourist spot to visit. Unfortunately it was wrapped...

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