Photographer's Note

Would you look here….more light this time! After climbing a grinding 422 steps to the top of Notre Dame, this is the type of view from on top. This particular vantage point is on the South side of the cathedral, looking West towards the Eiffel Tower and spanning out over the Left Bank. The Seine is almost directly below, just “over” the wall, but out of sight.

Dozens of tourists had walked past me as I stood waiting to take this shot, and for the longest time I thought this gentleman was simply exhausted from the initial climb that he was taking a long break before heading back down…which was irritating me having to wait so long for a clear opportunity. It’s no coincidence he’s wearing an unusual hat, as it’s one that offers more protection from the sun….which is just what you need when your exposed to it for hours at a time… a guide/employee of the cathedral!? No wonder he was in no hurry to move, this was HIS position! Just another clueless tourist myself. :)

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-18 3:00
Viewed: 1722
Points: 58
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