La Défense

The business district of Paris, taken from top of the Arc de Triomphe. The location is a few kilometers away from where I took the photo. So I took the opportunity to use a telephoto lens and captured the sunset just behind the La Défense towers. The colours were amazing! Most famous and tallest building of La Défense such as Tour First, Tour Total and Société Générale Twin Towers can be seen from the photo.

Merry Christmas

Christmas time in Frankfurt. Frankfurter Dom (Frankfurt Cathedral in English) offers photographers a great surprise on Christmas time. The tower is closed at 6PM instead of their regular schedule (if the weather permits), that makes possible to see the extraordinary skyline view of Frankfurt at blue hour time. Please be reminded that the Cathedral Tower is 95m and can be climbed via 324 steps. You need to be in a good shape! Also, remember to bring a foldable mini-tripod such as Joby. Even though they let you in with regular tripods, chances are so high that you won’t be able to use it.

In this particular shot, the historic town center (Römer) can be seen in front of the towers (the financial district). What a contrast between the old and new architecture! On the left, the river Main glows with the late sunset light.

The district is often called as ‘Mainhattan’. According to Wikipedia: The word is a portmanteau of Main, the river on which Frankfurt lies, and Manhattan, a reference to the inner city area’s visually impressive high rises and skyscrapers.