Location: Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, Paris, France, (48� 52' 25.68? N, 2� 17' 42? E)
Date: 2 March 2006; 9.30pm
Camera: Canon 300D with Sigma 70-200/f2.8

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris (and Paris is full of monuments). It stands on a busy roundabout in the heart of Paris with 12 avenues leading to it. It is the world's largest triumphal arch, built by Napoleon to honor those who fought for France, particularly those during the Napoleonic Wars. Subsequently the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added underneath the Arch after WW1. The Tomb is sheltered and an eternal flame, which is rekindled every evening at 6.30pm commemorates the fallen of the two World Wars. The Arch is an impressive sight with beautiful carvings on its walls; these were added at different times. One can access to the roof of the Arch (admission fee required) for a spectacular panorama of Paris. Together with the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, it is one of the �must-see� of Paris.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt"
“I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.” – Ken Burns