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3 days in Berlin – places of memory

  • May 18, 2016

As my trip's main goal was not photography, I also visited museums (Altes and Neues Museum, and the Museum für Fotografie). By the way, they have very convenient lockers to wander with light shoulders! The first profile selfie? :D A building particularly stayed in my mind since the first time I had seen it 20 years before: the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. This time I got to visit it and I was not disappointed. The old church is amazing inside but the new one is very interesting in the inside as well: The Reichstag is a very good opportunity to take graphic shots and to see Berlin...

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3 days in Berlin – throughout the streets

  • May 11, 2016
3 days in Berlin – throughout the streets

The touristic places are not always easy to shoot: people everywhere and so many photos were taken that it will be difficult to take an outstanding shot. What you can do is observe people: Hawker between the Reichstag and the Brandenburg gate Musician in front of the Brandenburg gate Tourists in front of the Brandenburg gate Tourists on the Berlin wall track In Berlin, it is also impossible not to see the city's symbol. Here is a small collection: But the best to discover the city is to have a long walk and take time to sit in a park: Out of contrariness:...

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3 days in Berlin – night strolls

  • May 4, 2016

Night offers a different perspective and reduces greatly the number of tourists, which can be helpfull to shoot symbols like these ones: Brandenburg Gate The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Checkpoint Charlie Remains of the Berlin wall (or "selfies wall" during daytime) It's also at night that the Sony Center reveals its colour range the best: And that buildings sparkle: At last, there are atmospheres which simply do not exist at daytime: Next week, I'll share my daytime wandering!

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3 days in Berlin – Mitte

  • April 27, 2016

I had heard the Friedrichstrasse shopping center offered interesting photo possibilities. I had to check and I found this: Right next to it is the Gendarmenmarkt place with its French and German churches that I dreamt of seeing again since my first visit about twenty years before. What's better than a flower pot to brighten up buildings?! The Deutscher Dom is also interesting to visit: A pretty graphic start then. Next episode with a night stroll very soon ;)

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A Belgian Eiffel tower

  • April 22, 2016
A Belgian Eiffel tower

No matter how much I like the Eiffel tower, I wish I had less occasions to pay her a visit. A few months after wearing the French flag, she dressed up with the Belgium colours. I took these photos one month ago.

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A green Eiffel Tower

  • December 10, 2015
A green Eiffel Tower

Two photos trips to the Eiffel Tower in less than two weeks, that's unusual for me! After seeing it in blue white red after the attacks, here it is wearing the colours of the Earth for the COP 21 conference. Exceptionaly, I'll show a lot of the photos I took at this occasion because the lighting was not still but as projected video. The iron lady was not only green but animated and displaying messages. MA-GI-CAL!

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Fluctuat nec mergitur

  • November 23, 2015
Fluctuat nec mergitur

Just after the attacks in Paris, this photo of the Eiffel tower wearing the French flag colors came to my mind. Evidence apparently shared since it was indeed lit up in blue white red again for a few days. Here is the current and ephemeral version of the "iron lady".

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Because this is where I live

  • November 16, 2015

I judged the quality of this photo was not good enough to be part of the selection shown in this article but whilst many buildings in the world lit up in these colours, I felt like relighting the mourning Eiffel Tower. https://instagram.com/p/-GdxrJloQb/ Paris, 14th of July 2015 (Bastille Day)

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Bastille Day with the Eiffel tower!

  • July 15, 2015
Bastille Day with the Eiffel tower!

As last year, I watched the Paris fireworks for Bastille Day from a suburb city, to avoid the crowd. Here is the result: If you have a favourite one, please tell me in the comments!  

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Looking for a nice view

  • July 15, 2014
Looking for a nice view

On my way to visit someone in Puteaux (Paris suburb), I discovered the Eiffel tower was visible from the train station. I then went back there on the 14th July to try shooting the Bastille Day fireworks. Et voilà!

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