City Breaks

Atop the Arc de Triomphe

I have a weakness for panoramas, there isn’t anything quite like a little height to help you appreciate the enormity of a city and put life into perspective. There is something particularly special about the view from atop the Arc de Triomphe; the symmetry of an already ordered city is highlighted by the twelve avenues which uncurl from the roundabout below. I could spend hours watching the world go by from such a height and no matter how many minutes pass, it always seems as though my life is frozen in time and the world is simply spinning around me. I find myself hypnotised by the vehicles circling the chaotic roundabout below where seemingly no road rules are practiced, or at least the cacophony of car horns would indicate so.

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Sophie says:

August 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Love how clear your photos are! I’d love it if you’d check out my blog too and comment back!

Farfelue says:

September 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Thank you I shall!

Tiffany says:

August 9, 2014 at 9:19 am

Stunning photos!! I miss Paris so much..

Farfelue says:

September 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Thank you!

Rachel says:

August 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

This is just perfect and is definitely going on my list of things to do when I return to Paris.

Love, Rachel

Farfelue says:

September 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Oh yes it is absolutely one of the most breathtaking views if not slightly noisy even at such a height!