I thought about doing something differnet with Le Grande Arche and I must admit that I do not have a single overview of the whole arch. The pigeon is pure luck, I did not see it until I got home.
The arch is enormous and built in the 1980´s construction boom to symbolize the modern Paris. The cubic structures stands at the end of the highrise area at La Defense and acts as eyecatcher that is seen far away.
The walls contain offices and the roof is a terrace where tourists can enjoy the view of Paris. It also houses some exhibition areas and museums but I have not been there so I can´t tell you more than that.
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Burnham (2428) 2004-05-11 14:11
It seems we've all used our points today :o) Great shot, and that pigeon is so lucky. I like the clouds at the bottom, it breaks the brigth blue sky nicely.
bullybeef53 (3365) 2004-05-11 14:14
I never heard of Le Grande Arche end it sounds like from its location you get a wonderful view . I really like the pigeon!
there are a lot of wires around , for stability against .
dominique (11414) 2004-05-11 14:22
Beau reflexe , un tres bon cadrage avec en plus l'oiseau dans une bonne position sur la photo , beau travail .
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-05-11 14:47
A graphic composition with a good light and the "plus" with the bird.
Really excellent, Ebbe !
yesterday (9833) 2004-05-11 14:50
Great lines, and the rest I can agree in that Coll-Ice have writing.
kajenn (2442) 2004-05-11 18:10
Some get to go to Paris, Ebbe... And return with a bunch of nice architectural photos. I like this one for the the bold cutting of the arch, it's very nicely framed, sharp and in balance - much thanks to the pigeon. Also the difference in light on the different surfaces is very appealing. I didn't know it contained anything - least of all offices! Well done!
ruffin (42) 2004-05-11 19:25
I think I prefer not seeing the left side. It makes you wonder what the heck is going on off camera. The frame within a frame is nice, and of course the pigeon is just pure bonus.
carper (96) 2004-05-12 5:25
Very good capture here Ebbe,
Very nice modern art, with the bird as an eye catcher, very nice, good colours too, very well done,
Clochette (8076) 2004-05-12 16:43
Lucky man ! ;-)
I don't think the view would have been so nice without the bird. It is a modern architecture, and as far as I'm concerned I find it a bit "cold". This bird brings life in the pic, and that's a good thing.
Anyway, very good framing, I prefer your vision to the usual one with the entire arch.
didcreole (962) 2004-05-12 17:34
I like your point of view of this building... You were lucky with the bird.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-05-13 5:08
Very well spotted and a great shot - that pigeon made - I surposed you where shouting "Goal" when you got this ;o)
Also great to watch the work of Sprechelsen this originaly way, I would like visit Paris soon.
You got the eye for these shots - congratualtion
kri54 (1515) 2007-06-03 16:09
bonne prise au bon instant
très bien ce pigeon
- Copyright: Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) (9625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta Dimage F100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Unusal views of famous places [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-11 13:44