Paris, Vue Grande Roue

This series simply is a view from a ferris wheel.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

The concept of La Grande Roue (Big Wheel) in Paris was born during the 1900 World Expo! Like the Eiffel Tower, the temporary installation became institution! In 1900, the first big wheel in Paris was located on the Avenue de Suffren. It was removed in 1937 so that its metal could be recycled for other purposes deemed more helpful then. Pity people then had not recognized that fun is of the utmost importance!

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Moving toward the entrance, truly, a large, pink cadillac approached. It reminded me of a song! Bruce Springsteen – “Pink Cadillac” (original)

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Jardin des Tuileries Tuileries Garden at the silent fountain, and below-

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

– toward the Palace, now the Louvre

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Barges on the la Seine in the foreground, and La Tour Montparnasse in the background.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

The D’Orsay Museum on the Quai Branley.

 

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

The soft light of crepuscule (dusk) on the barges, the river and the tower.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

View: Champs-Elysee toward l’Arc de Triomphe and La Defense.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Rooftops from Rue de Rivoli to hilltop of La Sacré-Cœur

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

The garden, the river and the city.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

The Eiffel Tower.

 

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

La Place de la Concorde, Tour Eiffel in the background.

 

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

A fountain in La Place de la Concorde.

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Views from La Grande Roue Paris, Place de la Concorde

Place toward the National Assembly.
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