paris black and white photography
Paris. The most visited city on the planet. These pictures were taken in the winter of 2008. Known as the city of light, everywhere you look, there is a photographic opportunity screaming out. Paris is the most populous city in France and sits on the River Seine. The city has numerous landmarks and famous buildings. The Eiffel Tower was built as a temporary monument for an exhibition but is arguably one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The Louvre, an enormous gallery, stands at one end of the Champs Elysees - the main thoroughfare through this beautiful city. At the other end of the Champs Elysees is the Arc De Triomphe. During the Second World War, the occupying German forces would make a daily show of marching under this archway as a way of undermining the Parisien population.
Place De Vosges is the oldest public square in the city. It is located in the Marais district of Paris around the 3rd and 4th arrondissements.
Possibly the most famous street in the world, the Champs Elysees runs through the heart of the city. Lined with bars, cafes and shops, this boulevard links the Place De La Concorde to the Arc De Triomphe
This shot was taken looking down the Champs Elysees towards the Place De La Concorde. The Tuileries can be seen in the edge of this picture.
Courtyard shot of the Place Des Vosges. This famous square is popular with romantic couples.
Detail of La Musee Du Louvre. This world famous Museum sits at one end of the Champs Elysees and houses some of the most important artworks in the world.
The Seine is the main river running through the city of Paris. This river runs for 481 miles eventually emptying out into the English Channel at Le Havre
Commissioned in 1984, the Pyramid at the Louvre is an I M Pei's design of steel and glass that covers the entrance to the museum. Many would argue that this design is a triumph of the successful combination of old and new architecture.
Detail of the Musee du Louvre, Paris
Another shot revealing the classic design detail of the Louvre.
This photograph shows the intricate design of the detail around the Museum.
In the gardens around the Eiffel Tower. These gardens are known as Le Parc du Champs de Mars. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as a temporary exhibit for the World's fair. It proved to be so successful that it remained and is now one of the world's most famous landmarks.
This photograph shows the Le Tour Eiffel from the Parc Du Champ De Mars - or field of Mars.
Musicians at Place Des Vosges. This image was taken in the Winter of 2008
On the steps of La Defense. La Defense was a controversial design when first opened. The design was deliberately offset to contrast Baron Haussman's neat and ordered boulevards.
On the steps of La Defense, Paris, 2008
Pont Neuf Bridge - despite its name, this is the oldest bridge in Paris and dates back to the 16th Century.
More detail of Le Louvre.
This shot was taken at Place Des Vosges in the Marais area of the city.
Another shot from Place Des Vosges
The Centre Georges Pompidou is a modern space in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
The glass and steel design of I M Pei's masterpiece.
Smiling for his picture. This image was taken on Pont Neuf
Another shot of the Arc De Triomphe. This monument sits on L'Etoile, in the middle of the Champs Elysees.
External shot of the Pompidou Centre.
Other galleries. . .