Paris connections, part 1

One of my favorite things about Paris is that everything is somehow connected. Over the next week I’ll show you seven photos that at first glance may seem unrelated — and next Sunday I’ll reveal what they share in common.

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The Place du Trocadéro offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower, but it had never before occurred to me to include these gilded statues in my shots.

31 Responses to “Paris connections, part 1”

  1. I love the photo!

    • 2 Heide

      Thank you, Tom! I do too, although I wish I’d paid closer attention to my rule of thirds. Perfectionism, eh? 😉

  2. 3 Anthony

    I look forward to the big reveal. Of course, I will be guessing along with everyone else. I was in Paris twenty-five years ago, so my memory won’t be its best.

    • 4 Heide

      Some things in Paris never change, Anthony — so perhaps your memory will serve you! Thank you for so graciously playing along.

  3. Lovely! Especially the sky. I find it hard to get good skies in b/w.

    • 6 Heide

      Thank you, Jim! I’ll confess I did quite a number on the saturation of the sky before converting it to b/w — because you’re right that the sky often gets washed out.

  4. I love it😊

  5. i love!
    i hope can go to paris, i’m from indonesia century !

    • 10 Heide

      I hope you can go to Paris someday too, Febri. In the meantime I will be glad to show you some of my favorite things about my favorite city. Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Excellent,mon Cherie!In reality you and I are,with the rest of mankind, lodged in a battered caravanserai called the Earth.Paris is no exception -we get connected to everything in it,provided we begin to THINK(which few persons do)

    • 12 Heide

      Thank you for your kind and thought-provoking comment! I think we humans often forget that (in spite of our technology) we are still animals — and still subject to nature’s laws. We would do well to heed your words and remember that we’re all connected and interdependent. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. Stunning photo! I love Paris and am itching to get back there! ❤

    • 14 Heide

      Itching to get back to Paris? That makes two of us! 😉 But thank you for your kind comment, and for tagging along on this virtual trip.

      • Yes! It has been a couple years, but it was truly life changing. It is one of my favorite places! I hope you get back there soon! ❤ Awe you are very welcome thank you for feeding my Paris soul! ❤

  8. Oh what fun! Gorgeous pic. I haven’t been since 1989.

    • 17 Heide

      1989. My gosh! Time for another visit, methinks. How can we get you back there? Perhaps if I volunteered to tend the garden and keep the cat company for a while? 🙂

      • Oh wait…I did go back one more time. I met up with some friends from Australia in 1994. Head slap! A year later I got married and in ’97 I had my first son. In another year both of my boys will be in college and I’ll be able to resume more travel. I can’t wait.

        • 19 Heide

          I have so many of those head-slap moments that my avatar is frightfully accurate. 🙂 But on a serious note. Here’s to resuming your travels! I do hope you will have the opportunity to wander wherever your heart — and your curiosity — will lead you.

          • Thank you! I love travel and look forward to doing a lot more in the years ahead. I always figured out how to go places, even in my lean years. Staying in youth hostels, cheap flights, Eurail passes, all helped me get to where I wanted to go on a budget.

          • 21 Heide

            My hubby and I love finding creative ways to pinch the pennies too — and the great news is that it’s gotten a lot easier with websites like airbnb and homeaway. We *still* can’t get over some of the apartments we’ve rented for less than the cost of a hotel room. I think our days of crashing on random couches are over, though. 😉

  9. An amazing shot! The framing, the various structures within the photo and how they balance with each other, and always love b&w!

  10. Wow H, this is stunning. I love this composition. You are so talented!

    • 25 Heide

      As a great admirer of your work I am truly honored you like my photo, Rochelle. Thank you for making my day with your kind words! xx

  11. I just left a note about the black and white images you newly shared today- I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention I liked this one a lot, too. I’m sure one of your readers must have already mentioned the great juxtaposition of the statues with the real live Parisians going about their lives in the distance.

    • 27 Heide

      You are in fact the first person to mention the juxtaposition of living people and statues — and I love your observation, because it’s what first drew me to the frame. Guess great eyes see alike, eh? 😉

  12. Wonderful photograph

  13. Feliz natal do MC JC e de CG RJ BJ

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