I am always looking for new angles and ways to shoot the Eiffel Tower and other famous monuments in Paris.
The flagship Louis Vuitton shop on the Champs Elysees has a gallery space on the top floor with a separate entrance and elevator. I was told they usually have interesting exhibits and decided to check it out when I was in the area a few weeks ago. The exhibit was appealing but nothing to write home about. What caught my eye more were the scenic views of the city from a unique perspective I hadn’t seen before. It was one of those stormy, gray days with a dramatic sky in various hues of gray. What I liked most was the industrial elements of the rooftops, like chimneys, satellites, water towers and antennas that were in the foreground of the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur, giving them a more unusual and layered context.
Let me know how you like them. Prints of all of the photos on this post are available for sale. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and pricing.
I want to thank everyone who emailed and commented with your sympathetic responses to my experience at Pom Cannelle.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.