What I saw but not saw

A Million Lights
A Million Lights | Paris | 2012

I have spent last night in Paris. Due to a late flight in I landed in Charles de Gaulle after midnight. Took a Taxi to a hotel in Velizy, arrived there 1am in the night. Breakfast at 7am, shuttle to the office, management meeting, employee town hall, quick sandwich lunch, back in a taxi and off to the airport. My day in Paris (actually it was 15 hours). Business travel reality. But while crossing the city on the way back to CDG I saw the Eiffel Tower and the bridges crossing the Seine. It put a smile on my face, and I fondly remembered the (photographically) better days I had in the city of love on previous business and family trips. And it felt good to be back in Paris, even for a few hours. So sitting in another hotel somewhere in the Black Forest (back in Germany but not home) I did a quick trip back into my archive that I always carry with me on a portable drive. To see in more detail what I only briefly and from a distance saw today in reality. Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III and Hotel des Invalides.

Wide legged
Wide legged | Paris | 2012
Love and History
Love and History | Paris | 2009
Tower Watch
Tower Watch | Paris | 2009

I hope you had a good start into the new week!


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  1. Better late than never as I’m always playing catch up, but once again I have enjoyed your beautiful pictures and reading about your snatched hours in a very photogenic city.

  2. Thanks for taking me back to Paris, Marcus. We were there for 4 days and it wasn’t enough to see the city. You’ve succeeded in capturing the best of Paris in 15 hours! 🙂

  3. Hi Marcus, I finally worked out your secret. Obviously you run on Everready batteries….. duh. Seriously don’t know how you do it. I’m with Tim – the wedding shot is great, the light, the buildings against the people and the shape they make, the pink jacket, the yellow flowers and the little red traffic light. Great composition. Louise

    1. Thanks so much Louise, your words mean so much to me!

      And regarding the Everready batteries, I will really need them when I do my “around the world in 12 days trip” mid July 😉

      Have a wonderful weekend! Marcus

  4. Great pictures and I love that in the midst of a busy business trip – you stopped to appreciate (re-appreciate) Paris. I am sure that is challenging when you are tired and life is so hectic. Thanks for sharing such beautiful shots.

      1. You’re welcome. I’m trying to determine what to do about the 4th and the fireworks. The Marin County fair is going on and I’m thinking that I’m going to be able to shoot the fireworks over the midway. That could create some interesting images.

  5. I know to me, all this travel you do sounds like a dream come true – getting to see places all over the world but I know the reality is doing this for business it must get rather grueling at times on you and missing your family, etc. That’s a pretty rough schedule/jetlag!!! Great pix though! Get some darn rest Marcus 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Elizabeth, they mean so much! I’m back home now, looking forward to the weekend and ten days at home. Then I will start a “around the world in 12 days” trip. This is gonna be fun 😉 ! Wish you a splendid holiday weekend! Marcus

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