Eiffel Tower in Sepia – Photopost

Fine art, Paris, Photo Post, Photography

What do you think of this vintage Paris image I took in sepia colour effect?

 

 

This and many other prints of Paris are available on my etsy shop.

 

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Weekend in Paris – day 1

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Paris Day 1…

I started my trip at London St Pancras station where I easily caught the Eurostar to Paris Gare de Nord. After taking what I thought would be a stressful and confusing 30 min metro ride across the city, (Turns out it was simple and stress free.) I arrived at my final stop Gare Monteparnesse.

I was staying in the 15th arrondissement at Hotel Innova, the lovely leafy residential neighbourhood of the city has great metro links and is easily accessible to all of the major sites.

Excited to finally be in Paris, it wasnt long until I was checked in, the room inspected and ready to explore.

Camera charged and in my bag, I headed straight towards the iconic Eiffel Tower in hope of some Paris magic, not only was it the biggest must see, ever on my list it was naturally the meeting place to meet my friend.

My first view of the Eiffel Tower was totally unexpected,  I had just walked down a random side street after thinking I was lost and there it was! The top of it in my view……with the sun directly behind it which caused me to squint, take a photo and then be disappointed with it. I deleted the photo before venturing in that general direction and ending up on the Champ de Mars.

The view of Montparnasse Tower from under the Eiffel Tower

Once up close I have to admit I was impressed, it was so much bigger than I expected. I took some more shots despite of the bad weather, working out angles and perspectives, before I had a quick look around for possible photo spots for the next day.

Looking up from under the Eiffel Tower

After taking a few of the classic ‘under the tower’ shots I met up with my friend for a decent catch up and some food, over some very nice french wine we made plans for a photo tour of the city the next day before we headed up to the Trocodero and what I can only describe as one of the greatest balcony in the world for a fantastic light show off the Eiffel Tower at night.

View from Trocadero at sunset

I went to bed feeling the Parisian magic and hopeful the next day would bring better weather for some amazing photographs.

Coming soon! Day 2 – Tourist in Paris

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Panoramic Views from Printemps, Paris…

Paris, Photo Post, Travel

There are plenty of places to photograph paris from a height, the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Montparnasse Tower to name just a few. After spending some time researching photography spots in Paris I discovered this almost hidden gem to capture the city skyline.

The Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais

So if like me want to photograph the Paris skyline for free over a coffee? Head to the top of Printemps Haussmann on Boulevard Haussmann. The posh department store is filled with designer goods and a spacious lift leads you up to a rooftop cafe which is reasonably priced and offers the perfect panoramic view of Paris on a budget. 

Haussmann buildings and the city skyline

 

Sacre Coeur sitting on top of Paris highest point

Read more on my trip to paris, coming soon!

 

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Bees on Pink – Photopost

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Now it’s officially summer, here’s a few nature shots from my garden this summer of a bumble bee on a bright pink flower.

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Let me know what you think in the comments below.

These prints and many more are available to buy in a range of sizes on my Etsy Shop.

 

 

 

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Bury st Edmonds – Angel Hotel Review

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We are back in UK and very kindly had a chance to stay at the luxury Angel Hotel in Bury st Edmonds. In the heart of the Suffolk countryside and right inside the historic town centre, this beautiful Georgian building is set directly opposite the cathedral and Abbey Gardens.

This stunning hotel has traditional charm mixed with contemporary decor. We had a wonderful welcome and took advantage of concierge service before a smartly dressed porter escorted us to our room.

We had a very large and highly decorative ground floor room with double doors leading to a small patio. The bathroom was up a small set of stairs and there was complementary tea/coffee, bottled water and a hamper on arrival.

 

The kingside bed not only look plush and amazing but was super spacious and very comfortable.

There is a warm and cosy lounge where guests and passing visitors can stop for lunch or just a quick coffee complete with a log fire which I bet looks fantastic over the winter time this also serves and an evening dinner area if you wish to use it (We ate out at a local restaurant nearby)

We treated ourselves and ordered breakfast in bed and ate around the little table by the patio doors. The cooked breakfast was filling and although our plan was to eat in sun on the patio it rained, so we ate in the dry comfort of the room watching the morning news before we checked out.

 

 

After spending some time walking around Bury st Edmonds and the Abbey Gardens, we had a stop off in both Sudbury and Halstead on our drive home, both of which are pretty rural countryside towns we found ourselves having enjoyed a very relaxing and enjoyable break in the Suffolk countryside.

With excellent service, including concierge this is a fantastic little night away for a couple or a special occasion the only thing better than the hotel was the town and surrounding area!

 

You can check out the hotel on there website here