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Eiffel + Arc

Although the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe were not on our priority list, we found ourselves in the general neighborhood of Eiffel late in the afternoon on our first day. We bought some cheese and wine from a nearby shop, sat on the lawn and watched the crowds, then wandered across the Seine for a much better view of the tower and watched some breakdancers for a bit.

We realized the sun was setting soon and that would probably be a great time to head over to the Arc, which is at the crest of the Champs-Élysées. Although the war memorial is 200 years old, cleaning and restorations in recent years made the limestone seem golden in the evening light. It was an unplanned end to the day, and one of our favorite memories of Paris.

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Jun 2012
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That’s Where You Are: Arc de Triomphe

We got to the Arc de Triomphe just before the sun went down and spent enough time taking photos that I realized we were needing to change the camera settings as the light changed. So I got the idea to walk up Avenue de la Grande Armée to the next waist-high stop light to try to get some video footage that could be sped up as the sun sets. I originally thought the sun was setting fast enough that the light on the Arc would significantly change within just a few minutes. Ten minutes later I wasn’t so sure that it did, but a better ending walked right in front of us.

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Jun 2012
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