Paris connections, part 4

11May17
This is my fourth post in series about the unexpected historical connections that abound in Paris. See the past three days’ posts for other clues — or tune in on Sunday for the full story.

The Place de la Concorde is not only Paris’ largest public square, but arguably its most historic. Its name changes alone — Place Louis XV, Place de la Révolution, and finally Place de la Concorde — hint at its role in France’s transition from a monarchy to a republic.

From its two fountains representing the rivers and seas to its Egyptian obelisk and its views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel tower, it’s also among Paris’ more photogenic spots. But do I have any decent photos of what I’ve just described? Not really. So in this post I’ll attempt to make up for lack of quality with volume.

Concorde 1230925 BW BLOG

Concorde at night 1040858 bw BLOG

Concorde 1230936 BW 3 BLOG

Concorde 1230955 BW BLOG

Pro tip: The Pont de la Concorde is a great spot for enjoying sunsets.

Eiffel concorde sunset 1080446 CL BLOG

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. More tomorrow!



46 Responses to “Paris connections, part 4”

  1. 1 Hanna

    Outstanding photos!!! ❤ 🙂

  2. 3 yvess40

    Beautiful photos ☺👍

  3. The images look pretty good to me. :>)

    • 7 Heide

      So perhaps I’m becoming too much of a perfectionist? 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind comment.

  4. The thick plottens! I thought I was starting to see a pattern but now I see I was on the wrong track.

    • 9 Heide

      Thick plottens, Jim? HAHAHAHAHHAAAA! Though now that I’ve caught my breath from all the laughing, I’m dying to know what pattern you had seen emerging until today’s curve ball.

      • It wasn’t very refined. Just tall pointy things appeared in all images before today.

        • 11 Heide

          “Tall pointy things” is an excellent observation, Jim — hadn’t noticed that myself until you pointed it out. But I’ll give you a clue: It’s actually about blunt terrestrial things. (That doesn’t help much, does it.)

  5. Simply beautiful!

  6. Loving the daily journey to France this week, Heide! Thank you for the beautiful black and whites =))!

  7. You are so awesome!

    • 19 Heide

      I’m going to be walking on air for about a week thanks to your comment, Tom. THANK YOU.

  8. Wonderful Photos💕

  9. Oh my gosh each day your pictures get better an better! Can not wait to read your post on Sunday! ❤

  10. You sure have a magnificent eye- these black and white frames are super enjoyable. And I haven’t had a chance to mention this yet but I love your idea for the Paris connections. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m either so mentally lazy or slow (it’s probably a combination of the two) that I completely glaze over when it comes to brain teasers, riddles or guessing games of any sort (this is extremely frustrating to Adam for he likes trying them on his mother and I).

    • 26 Heide

      Aw, T-Fir — you don’t seem slow OR mentally lazy to me! I think you’re just selective about your expenditure of precious brain-juice, and this blog riddle certainly isn’t worth the effort. 🙂 But thank you for your kind words! As a great admirer of your photography, I’m honored you like mine.

  11. 27 Jeff

    I’m assuming the obelisk is courtesy of Napoleon? Really nice sunset !!

    • 28 Heide

      Yessir, Jeff — we have Napoleon to thank for that obelisk. In hindsight, it was preferable to having put yet another triumphal arch in the middle of a street, ha ha.

  12. Latest guess: Gravity and human’s attempts to thwart it.

    • 30 Heide

      Ooo! Excellent guess, Anthony. There are certainly some elements to the fight against gravity in there …

  13. Those fountain shots are incredible. And that cloudy sky! Magical.

  14. I’ve been struggling in vain, I must admit, but when I saw this I wondered. Anything to do with the stones from the Bastille?

    • 37 Heide

      You are very, very close, Terry — BRAVO! I will post the full answer tomorrow.

  15. Fab. Again.

  16. Lovely antique climate 🖒✌👌🗼

  17. These are beautiful photos. That 3rd shot really appeals. I notice not many people in your photos but I assume there would be large crowds potentially.

    • 43 Heide

      How kind of you. Thank you! I usually get out quite early — before the crowds arrive — to capture shots of monuments in Paris. Otherwise it can be difficult to even get close to these fountains, for fear of getting poked in the eye by a selfie stick! 🙂

  18. Gorgeous images – the second one in particular is stunning!


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