Tuesday, December 18, 2012

La Grande Roue de la Concorde


Place de la Concorde's obelisk  with the Grande Roue de la Concorde in the background, decked out for Christmas.  It went up 16 novembre and will come down 13 janvier. Prix 10 euro, and worth it for the views of Paris from above.

22 comments:

Louise said...

Such a beautiful picture. I really like the perspective here.

ALAIN said...

Le soleil de minuit.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Magnifique photo, j'aime ce plan de perspective!
Bonne semaine à toi!
Cath.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Wow what a wheel! Looks pretty!
Duncan In Kuantan

Shell Sherree said...

So pretty, V. I have to say, I'm wondering more and more if I could handle the cold of Paris in winter. She offers so many special things at this time.

Joe said...

I would hop on that wheel in a heartbeat.

Vreni said...

Beautiful! I´m going to Paris tomorrow - j´ai hâte!

Malyss said...

I'm wondering how many grandes roues there are in France for Christmas?!Each town seems to have one!

Janey and Co. said...

Love how you have framed this. The wheel looks frosty!

M said...

Oooooh! How lovely! I would love to ride it and photograph Paris!

LaPouyette said...

What a beautiful and stunning photo!!

RASHA said...

hi am Rasha from Egypt , novelist and art historian, I share u love this city am very impressed by your blog and your camera

Starman said...

You can get some seriously good photos from the Grande Roue.

Peter Olson said...

Even if you are not here (yet), it's almost as if...! :-)

Cheri said...

Stunning!

Kristie Franklin said...

Magnificent! I love it! :)

V, I have been thinking about you since I first heard about the school shooting in Connecticut and I remembered that you were a former elementary school teacher. I know how this must have hit home for you. Such a tragic and senseless act!

Virginia said...

Kristie, how kind and thoughtful of you. Yes, I taught third grade and hearing the interview witih the third grade teacher there just b rought me to tears. Such a senseless act. I hope this jolts the US out of the gun induced coma we're in! Thank you for your thoughts.

Peter, Maybe we can go up again this trip on a clearer day now that I'm over my fear of it. My treat this time as I think I was out of Euros and you kindly paid my way. Are you resting up for the Paris Marathon in janvier??? :)

Vreni, we are expecting you to take that ride and have photos to share!
V

James said...

Nice shot! No wonder I've never seen it while I was in Paris. I've always gone just after it comes down or I leave Paris just before it goes up. :-(

Alexa said...

10 euros sounds like a bargain for such views (and photo ops)—hope you do ride it again!

TheChieftess said...

Oh! I like this!!!

Vreni said...

Well, this time I didn´t ride the Grande Roue, I only walked by twice.

ARA said...

Every picture is as breathtaking as always