A lovely willow washing her hair.
Behaving like a typical tourist, my camera was overworked capturing different angles of so many eye-catching attractions.
Being on the move, one had to be quick while taking photos as the objects were not going to wait. My attitude was ... don't fuss, keep on shooting and hope for the best!
We were approaching the Pont de l'Alma as I watched the last rays of sun lighten up a blue sky and brushing over golden ornaments just in time to amplify their glitz captured on my photos ... a beautiful ending to my Batobus journey.
While taking a photo of the Pont de l'Alma, I was blessed with a scene of a passionate kiss - only spotted a few weeks later to my surprise.
- look at every detail in your photo and
- beware when you kiss ... technology is all around you!
On the way to Avenue des Champs-Élysées I passed by the Avenue Montaigne filled with designer stores showering passers-by with the feeling of “grandeur” of the rich and famous. (no photos taken ... sorry!)
As I entered the foyer I could see a shop area filled with customers and a long queue to the cafe. It must have been a trendy place made famous by who knows who - but in my opinion not worth the wait*.
Not so long ago I was on the boat without sailors (in uniform) and now I have sailors without the boat ... I guess anything to help me with cruising around Paris.
The place was not only open, but to my surprise the ticket queue was no more than fifteen persons long. One could not miss this rare opportunity.
The sunset was spectacular, but my camera had difficulty in capturing the exact intensity of the colours ... though I did learn that the colours captured do change with the shooting angle of the camera. As you can see I am still learning how to use my digital gadget, with a film camera on stand by carried in my bag ... just in case.
After taking enough photos I was ready to go down, but a school excursion group had beaten me to it - hijacking the way out and delaying my descent back to earth.
The photos may feel surreal, but they reflect perfectly the colours witnessed by my eyes. It was a truly amazing experience ... being at the right place at the right time (7.27 pm to be precise)!
As the day was nearing the end I was ready to return home, but not without a bite to eat and a glass of wine.
Tonight I picked Fuxia, an Italian restaurant two doors away from my apartment.