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Paris in August 2006

During the course of my job, I've had to travel to Paris several times for meetings. I was quite apprehensive on my first trip there, worrying about how I would get around, the language barrier (I can only speak basic French), and so on. When I arrived however, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Paris really is an absolutely beautiful city, and has become one of my favourite places.

These photos are from what I think was my first trip to the city, in August 2006, and are taken both in the daytime and at night. The weather was beautiful while I was there; this album only contains (for the most part) outside photos, although some of the best things in Paris are actually inside.

The Eiffel tower on a sunny day in Paris
The Eiffel tower on a sunny day in Paris
The Eiffel tower at night, lit up in sparkling blue
The Eiffel tower at night, lit up in sparkling blue
Sacre Coeur church against a blue sky on a sunny day in Paris
Sacre Coeur church against a blue sky on a sunny day in Paris
Climbing to the top of Montmartre
Climbing to the top of Montmartre
The road on the approach to Sacre Coeur
The road on the approach to Sacre Coeur
The view of Paris from the top of Montmartre
The view of Paris from the top of Montmartre
A statue of Le Paisse-Muraille by Jean Marais, in Montmartre, Paris
A statue of Le Paisse-Muraille by Jean Marais, in Montmartre, Paris
Carmen and Angelo trying to work out where they are in Paris
Carmen and Angelo trying to work out where they are in Paris
Le Universitie de Paris, which is to say, the University of Paris
Le Universitie de Paris, which is to say, the University of Paris
The Montmartre Cemetery on a sunny day in Paris
The Montmartre Cemetery on a sunny day in Paris
Flats near the Eiffel tower, against a blue sky
Flats near the Eiffel tower, against a blue sky
A busy street in Montmartre, with Sacre Coeur in the distance
A busy street in Montmartre, with Sacre Coeur in the distance
This is, of course, the Eiffel Tower. In Paris.
This is, of course, the Eiffel Tower. In Paris.
Looking towards the Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, in downtown Paris
Looking towards the Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, in downtown Paris
The National Assembley building in Paris
The National Assembley building in Paris
A small exterior part of The Louvre, in downtown Paris
A small exterior part of The Louvre, in downtown Paris
Place de la Concorde, on a beautiful sunny day in Paris
Place de la Concorde, on a beautiful sunny day in Paris
Another view of the Place de la Concorde, including a statue
Another view of the Place de la Concorde, including a statue
A statue and flowers in the Place de la Concorde, in Paris
A statue and flowers in the Place de la Concorde, in Paris
The funfair and ferris wheel, inside the Place de la Concorde, Paris
The funfair and ferris wheel, inside the Place de la Concorde, Paris
Me, standing in the Place de la Concorde, with the Obelisk of Luxor behind me
Me, standing in the Place de la Concorde, with the Obelisk of Luxor behind me
An ornate street light, on Pont Alexandra in Paris
An ornate street light, on Pont Alexandra in Paris
Another view of the ornate street light, on Pont Alexandra, Paris
Another view of the ornate street light, on Pont Alexandra, Paris
Beach volleyball outside l'Hotel de Ville, in Paris
Beach volleyball outside l'Hotel de Ville, in Paris
Front-facing photo of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Front-facing photo of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
The ornate entrances to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The ornate entrances to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Lit candles inside Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris
Lit candles inside Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris
A stained glass window inside Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
A stained glass window inside Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Another view of stained glass windows inside Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Another view of stained glass windows inside Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Buildings outside Notre Dame Cathedral, on a sunny day in Paris
Buildings outside Notre Dame Cathedral, on a sunny day in Paris
The towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, against a deep blue sky
The towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, against a deep blue sky
The Fontaine de l'Archeveche in the Square Jean-XXIII, in Paris
The Fontaine de l'Archeveche in the Square Jean-XXIII, in Paris
Lots of little sparrows, in a hedge in Paris
Lots of little sparrows, in a hedge in Paris
A boat sailing down the river Seine, in Paris on a sunny day
A boat sailing down the river Seine, in Paris on a sunny day
A boat filled with tourists sails down the river Seine in Paris
A boat filled with tourists sails down the river Seine in Paris
Statue of Henri IV, in Pont Neuf, Paris
Statue of Henri IV, in Pont Neuf, Paris
The Luxor Obelisk, in downtown Paris
The Luxor Obelisk, in downtown Paris
An ornate fountain next to the Luxor Obelisk, in Paris
An ornate fountain next to the Luxor Obelisk, in Paris
The Luxor Obelisk in Paris against a blue sky
The Luxor Obelisk in Paris against a blue sky
A close-up of one of the fountains next to the Luxor Obelisk in Paris.
A close-up of one of the fountains next to the Luxor Obelisk in Paris.
Looking down the Avenue des Champs Elysees towards the Luxor Obelisk
Looking down the Avenue des Champs Elysees towards the Luxor Obelisk
Looking up the Avenue des Champs Elysees towards l'Arc de Triomphe
Looking up the Avenue des Champs Elysees towards l'Arc de Triomphe
Another view down the Champs Elysees towards the Luxor Obelisk
Another view down the Champs Elysees towards the Luxor Obelisk
The l'Arc de Triomphe, in downtown Paris
The l'Arc de Triomphe, in downtown Paris
Detail of l'Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris
Detail of l'Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris
Tourists standing below l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Tourists standing below l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris
A cafe bar in downtown Paris at night time
A cafe bar in downtown Paris at night time
Quai de l'Horloge at night time, in Paris
Quai de l'Horloge at night time, in Paris
The National Assembly Building at nighttime, in Paris
The National Assembly Building at nighttime, in Paris
The view looking down the river Seine at night in Paris
The view looking down the river Seine at night in Paris
The ferris wheel at the Paris funfair, at night
The ferris wheel at the Paris funfair, at night
An illuminated ride at the Paris Funfair, at night
An illuminated ride at the Paris Funfair, at night
The log flume at the Paris funfair, at night
The log flume at the Paris funfair, at night
Another view of the Eiffel tower at night
Another view of the Eiffel tower at night
A close-up view of the National Assembly building at night. In Paris.
A close-up view of the National Assembly building at night. In Paris.
The Eiffel Tower lit up at night, from a street in Paris
The Eiffel Tower lit up at night, from a street in Paris
Looking directly up into the Eiffel Tower, at night in Paris
Looking directly up into the Eiffel Tower, at night in Paris
The Eiffel Tower lit up in gold, at night in paris
The Eiffel Tower lit up in gold, at night in paris
Another view of the Eiffel Tower lit up in gold, at night in Paris
Another view of the Eiffel Tower lit up in gold, at night in Paris
l'Arc de Triomphe, lit up at night in Paris
l'Arc de Triomphe, lit up at night in Paris
An almost empty Paris metro station, at night in Paris
An almost empty Paris metro station, at night in Paris
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