Some of you may know that my other passion besides teaching and French is photography. I have a photography blog where I share many of my photos. I like to share other culturally relevant materials on this blog besides just lesson ideas, so last year I shared 20 of my favorite photos that I've taken in France. Since I have been re-editing some of my older photos I have come upon quite a few more that I thought were worth sharing as well. So, here are 20 MORE favorite photos that I've taken in France.
Sacré-Cœur Sits Atop Paris, 2009
This is a 560mm (35mm equivalent) field of view - or in other words, a very zoomed-in view from very far away, taken with my old Canon PowerShot superzoom compact. The great thing about that camera was the ability to take shots like this without having to lug around a huge lens.
Looking Up at the Louvre - Pavillon Richelieu, 2009
Although I.M. Pei's pyramids (including one of the smaller ones you see in this photo) were controversial when they were first added in 1989, I like the contrast of old and new.
My First Close Up of the Eiffel Tower, 2004
I can remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower with my own eyes. I took this photo not long after, and although I didn't have any special technical skills in photography at the time, it remains one of my favorites. It was taken at a time of day when it was just starting to get dark, and the tone of the light was very pleasing.
Notre Dame la Nuit, 2012
It is hard to capture photos at night on a bateau mouche while it is moving, but I managed to get this one blur-free.
Château de Chenonceau, 2012
This photo was my desktop all last year at school.
Musée du Carnavalet, 2012
You just can't find architecture like this in the United States.
Palace of Versailles in the Morning, 2012
There aren't a lot of buildings more impressive than this one.
Château de Chambord, 2004
This photo was one I took out a bus window. Sometimes you don't have the luxury of stopping!
Inside Notre Dame, 2012
View from Le Printemps, 2009
The Fountains of Place de la Concorde, 2009
A Window on Château de Chenonceau, 2012
Gargoyle at Notre Dame, 2009
Windows on Versailles, 2012
Eiffel Tower and Palais de Chaillot, 2012
View from the Eiffel Tower, 2012
Probably one of my favorite photos from the Eiffel Tower.
Arc de Triomphe la Nuit, 2009
With just a point and shoot and a small Gorillapod tripod, I was determined to get a good night shot of the Arc de Triomphe. The tilt is due to the fact that it was difficult to get the Gorillapod to hold the camera straight, but I ended up liking it.