Paris from the Bus- Black and White #30

Paris as seen from the bus by susan sheldon nolen I took one of those hop on hop off buses and caught this shot of the Eiffel Tower as we whizzed around a corner, major bumps and all! It was a challenge to get one shot that wasn’t blurred, or where I didn’t fall over someone!  Pardon! This tower, so iconic, is impossible to resist! You can if you dare, climb up the  1665 steps and feel the wind blow the tower about. It actually has been known to sway 2- 3 inches in a proper wind. But hey…if climbing up the steps, or taking the lift, doesn’t tick the boxes, just enjoy the idea of it. Don’t try to copy Pierre Labric,  who cycled down the stairs of the tower in 1923. He was arrested, even if he won his bet! I’ll pass on that please.  I can’t wait to get back to my desk and write up some proper blogs about the city. Cliche…indeed..but…..J’adore Paris!

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to Paris from the Bus- Black and White #30

  1. Great pic! Thanks for sharing.

  2. prior says:

    cliche – but i agree – J’adore Paris! and did not know about Pierre Labric, the daredevil of the 1920’s!

  3. Hi Prior! I still can’t get my head around…how on earth did he actually ride the bike down the stairs? Amazing bumps, but I just keep thinking…. it’s not a massively wide stair case!

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