Paris in Photographs City of Lights

Paris-in-Photographs-City-of-Lights-4Paris in Photographs – City of Lights

Paris is a beautiful city…Both during the day and the night. The streets are sparked with light during the evenings and romance fills the air (as cheesy as that sounds, its true)! An evening stroll down a cobblestone street full of side walk cafés is one of my favorite things to do in this incredible city!

“Paris is often referred to as “The City of Light” (La Ville Lumière), both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment, and more literally because Paris was one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting”

I love this bokeh shot of the Eiffel Tower! It’s not for everyone, but I love it and it took forever to actually get. ! I am so excited that before this trip I had learned so much more about night photography and shooting in low light. It made it so much more fun to take these photographs during the evening hours.

“In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”


My last trip to Paris I was intentional about finding places to shoot the Eiffel Tower during sunset and the evening time.

This is the view from the Alexandre III Bridge


I also love this beautiful spot that is a little off the beaten path with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower behind the beautiful architecture of Paris. Wouldn’t it be magical to live behind one of those windows??!!


Moulin Rouge is awesome lit up. This is in a part of Paris that comes to life when the sun goes down and the street lights turn on! It’s a little more of an edgy part of the city!


The view from the Montparnasse Tower is insane!! This was the first time I had been to the top of this tower and OH MY GOSH am I glad we did it!! The view is breathtaking as the sun starts to set and the city lights illuminate to welcome the evening. The only downside is that this in not a secret place and it is swarming with people… Get there early for a good spot!


Paris in the evening is one of my favorites!!

Don’t miss the previous Paris in Photographs posts :

My Paris Favorites

Introducing Paris in Photographs

A Picnic in the Park

Notre Dame


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