Paris Sunsets

We recently returned from just over a week in Paris and enjoyed it more than ever. We ended up walking the streets at sunset on a few days and I managed to take these shots. I hope you enjoy them.

This was taken from the Ponte Alexandre III and shows the Pont des Invalides.
Eiffel Tower sunset, Paris

Here’s another image from the Ponte Alexandre III.

Sunset from the Ponte Alexandre III, Paris

These tour boats called bateaux mouches (fly boats) cruise up and down the Seine using powerful floodlights to illuminate landmarks on the shore. This one is illuminating the Galerie du Vert which is at the tip of the Île de la Cité, just in front of the Pont Neuf.

Bateaux Mouches on the Seine, Paris

If you turn to your right from where I took the previous photo, you’ll see this statue of Henry IV on the Pont Neuf.

Henry IV, Pont Neuf, Paris

We had a wonderful dinner at Alain Ducasse’s seafood restaurant La Rech and decided to walk back to our hotel. We came to the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile during the blue hour and I took this shot, bracing my camera against a light post to get the 3.2 second exposure.

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

Here’s the Musée d’Orsay, famous for its collection of impressionist masterpieces, at sunset.

The Musée d'Orsay at sunset

Finally, this is the Cafe Le Depart St.-Michel.

Cafe Le Depart St.-Michel

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