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Birthday in Paris: The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower & the Streets of Montmarte

This year the Dutchman surprised me with a trip to Paris for my birthday. We hopped a train from Amsterdam and arrived with a few days to take in the sights and celebrate before the Worldwide Photowalk.

Paris is a tricky place to visit on limited time. Unlike many other European destinations which are often small and walkable, the city is huge. We had decided to stay in Montmartre and it turned out to be a great choice. It’s very photogenic and more removed from the tourist traps.

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Montmartre is also near to the Sacré-Cœur, which offers sweeping views of Paris.

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On the morning of my birthday, we visited the Louvre.

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I finally had the chance to achieve a lifelong dream and look the Mona Lisa right in her eyes… along with a horde of tourists! The crowd itself was a sight to be seen.

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Later in the week, we spent some time around the Eiffel Tower, shooting long exposures as the day turned to night.

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It was a beautiful whirlwind of a trip! I’m really excited to be involved with some exciting upcoming photography events in Paris. To be announced!