Eiffel Tower Pictures

Eiffel Tower Print - Picture Viewed from the Seine Overlooking Boats

A trip to Paris just wouldn’t be complete without seeing its most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.  Built in 1889 as the entrance to the World’s Fair, it was never intended to be there a hundred years later.  In fact, the permit was only for 20 years.  However, by the time those 20 years expired, the tower had become valuable to the city as a communications tower and its landmark status had grown. Until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was completed, the tower was the tallest manmade structure in the … Continue reading

Fall in North Georgia

Photo of an old shed in North Georgia in the Autumn

Fall is just my favorite season. Spring is a close second, but autumn has the cool temps and the bright colors, especially in the north part of the state where I lived for a decade. In fact, even though the Alpharetta area where I lived wasn’t really in the mountains or anything, it was far enough up to have some great color. This is a picture of a scene I used to pass everyday on the way to work. This old farm shed had seen better days but it was … Continue reading

Crossroads Store – Rural Southern Americana

Crisp County Georgia picture - Crossroads store - old Country Store

There will always be a soft spot in my heart for pictures of lonesome back-roads – real Americana.  So many of the places pictured in them used to be the site of some small community. Cars opened up our world, but amongst the costs was the loss of these small places.  Of course, some people simply moved away, but those that didn’t went to shop in nearby cities.  The communities some of our grandparents called home have simply become highway signs noting their location and little more. This Americana picture … Continue reading

Notre Dame de Paris By Night

Photo of Paris' famous cathedral, Notre Dame, at night

I guess in a way my posts for Notre Dame de Paris are out of order, as I’ve presented the pictures of it from the daytime first in these previous posts. Notre Dame Paris Prints Gargoyles of Notre Dame The thing is, I first saw Notre Dame Cathedral in the dark.  My flight out of Dublin was delayed by fog and by the time I managed to navigate the train, the metro, and the streets of Montmartre and settle into my home for the following five nights, it was dark. … Continue reading

Gargoyles of Notre Dame

Parisian skyline featuring a close-up of one of Notre Dame's famous Gargoyles

One of the more memorable moments of my time in Paris was climbing to the top of Notre Dame de Paris.  It’s the latest in a chain of cathedrals and churches that I’ve ascended, but truly any publicly accessible tower is fair game. Clearly, none of these old cathedrals had any idea that a few hundred years later, people would fancy climbing their bell towers.  The paths to the top have been, without fail, steep and tight.  Notre Dame de Paris did not fail to live up to those expectations. … Continue reading

Notre Dame Cathedral Prints

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral photo - Front View

I’ve been diligently working on getting my Paris prints gallery in order.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, despite the fact I wasn’t enthusiastic about Paris, the pictures from the trip have shown me one thing, this is an incredibly photogenic city.  Going through the photos after the fact, I don’t think I recall ever going somewhere with such a high number of photographs I considered keepers. Notre Dame de Paris translates to English as “Our Lady of Paris.”  There are other Notre Dame’s in France, more … Continue reading