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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
  Taken with 18x telephoto lens from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, this shot squeezes in a lot of familiar Paris, with even more suggested here and there in the middle. There's a corner of the Louvre, the dome of Invalides, Notre Dame at...
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris (Where Gumbo was #262)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Europe's best known landmarks. Commissioned by Napoleon but completed after his death, it offers some of the finest views of Paris.
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Champs-Elysees first car-free day is a hit

PHeymont ·
Paris' famed Champs-Elysees went car-free for its entire 2km length today with thousands of strollers out. From here on, it'll happen once a month.
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Paris' New Year celebration will go on, but quietly

PHeymont ·
Paris's traditional outdoor New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees will happen this year, but will be a much more low-key affair than in the past. In the aftermath of last month's terror attacks, there had been thoughts it would be canceled. It will be a very different event, with no fireworks (for fear they might spark panic) and security measures to control crowds and keep too large a crowd from forming around the Arc de Triomphe. In place of the fireworks, there will be a...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
Well, I almost said Les Invalides, then saw it in the tags. Is that Ste-Chapelle between Notre Dame and the Louvre?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Yes, it certainly is (the pierced tower). And in the lower right foreground, a corner of the roof of the Grand Palais.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
I had friends who lived across the road from the Grand Palais and recognized the roof, but couldn't remember the name. I guess after 48 years some blanks are understandable.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Think of them as opportunities for refill!
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