Thursday, November 14, 2013

Place Vendôme, the beautiful!


The Place Vendôme is currently not so nice because of all the work they're doing (look at the big white "thing" on the right, where the Ritz facade is normally located), but with the little help of a beautiful sky and a perfectly located sun (just behind the column so that there is not too much light in the lens ;-)), well it makes a pretty decent shot! FYI, I'm sure you know already, but the "Colonne Vendome" was erected by Napoleon in 1810 to celebrate his army and it is made of 1,200 melted canons that were taken from his enemies during his wars.i

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  1. It's still a spectacular shot, and the sky takes the breath away.

    We've got work going on at one of our buildings on Parliament Hill, so I'm used to seeing that kind of white wrapper around scaffolding...

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    1. Yes, but it's really annoying. Especially since this renovation has been going on for ever now!

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  2. I like this photo -- wonderful lighting, and that "Tenin Perspective"!

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    1. Merci Ms M. I was actually playing with the sun.

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  3. I love the composition including the title. Work going on is such a picture for life in general ! The work must go on !

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  4. Magnificent place and light, great capture!

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  5. A much better use for cannons! I'll be glad when they finish the renovations on the Ritz (not that I'll ever stay there, but they do have a nice public loo).

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    1. LOOOOOL! I don't think I've ever been to the loo at the Ritz I must say (But I've only been there a couple times).

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