Iconic Paris

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

As first time visitors to Paris, we knew exactly what to do (when we weren’t just making out, that is).

We had to hit all the big sights: see the tower, cruise the river, stand under the Arc. Yes, we were “those” tourists.

But tourist-y places are tourist-y for a reason…because they are awesome. And yes, we were crawling over hundreds of other people to get the shot we wanted, but without cursing or faulting any single one of them.

It’s Paris! It deserves to be fully adored…

It is difficult to put words to the romance that Paris inspires. Perhaps we just need one.

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  1. Your pictures are amazing! I visited years ago with my P&S. I hope to get back there someday and retrace my steps with my boyfriend next time.

  2. Great shots guys!
    We were there last summer with the wee man, so it was super hard to get out at night and play with the camera. I love the Notre Dame photo at night

  3. I’m so glad you loved Paris! I have been in a post-Europe funk lately and seeing these photos makes me all mushy on the inside. I miss Paris!

  4. Your pictures reminded me of my time in Paris. I loved it. It’s true that you just have to adore Paris. You just can’t help it.

  5. Brilliant photos, as usual. Particularly love the askew Eiffel Tower and “Amour”, which reminded me of the wonderful homonymous film. I’ll always adore Paris, both its lights and its darkness. I’m very glad you guys enjoyed it.

  6. Posts like this make me wonder why I ever moved away. Man I miss this place. Love that shot of Pont de la Tournelle! Spent many summer nights picnicking there while staring at Notre Dame and the statue of Genevieve.

  7. I especially adore the bridges, of course! Beautiful shots. I need to go to Paris if only for the bridges!

  8. My favorite place on earth and your photos capture it so perfectly! They are beautiful.

    Susan Smeder (AgelessGlobeTravels)

  9. Wonderful photos – they really capture the essence of Paris! And there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying being a tourist. Like you say, some places are touristy because they are awesome!

  10. Beautiful. No other word to describe Paris. What you provided for us, Pete is really incredible. Makes me want to go there for a vacation. The Louvre looks really stunning, though. Paris is perfect!

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