Sacré Coeur from Centre Beaubourg by jamibann

Sacré Coeur from Centre Beaubourg

I went to see the Anselm Kiefer art exhibition at the Beaubourg Centre in Paris, yesterday afternoon. I haven't been there in years. I had forgotten the fun of going up through the plastic tunnel escalators on the outside of the building, and the views afforded over Paris. I love the rooftops of Paris, and the Sacré Coeur, although very touristy is one of my favourite places in the city. Shame about the reflections from the plastic tunnel though. Worth viewing on black.
Had you not mentioned the reflections, I certainly wouldn't have noticed them! And Who would dare to complain about accessibility to a view like that! I love that you get around to all the art shows and cultural events...I'd just kill for the opportunity to tag along!
February 27th, 2016  
@Weezilou Thanks Louise, I do feel very lucky and make the most of my environment as I never know how long I'll be here! We never get much notice of a change of location!
February 27th, 2016  
Wonderful pic!
February 27th, 2016  
@jamibann no Nomad ever went in the style you seem to do, and good for you for doing so!
February 27th, 2016  
Terrific capture! I have similar ones from our motel roof top :)
February 27th, 2016  
This is just how I picture Paris!
February 27th, 2016  
Totally off 365 but ... my husband and I are coming on a day trip to Paris! We arrive at Gare de Lyon and will have 6 hours. This is a treat before I go into hospital for my 2nd knee replacement! So mobility is limited. What would you recommend to do/ visit etc! We quite fancy the Tourist thing of getting to the Sacre Coeur but have no idea of travel modes!thank you.
February 27th, 2016  
@pennystot It's always really difficult to recommend things to people as everyone has different tastes. However, with limited mobility I'd recommend one of two things : either an open top bus tour or, better, the river cruise. It really does allow you to see all the main monuments in Paris; albeit in a touristy way. The bateaux-mouches leave from the Pont de L'Alma. The gare de Lyon is on the west side of Paris, but still very central, and you'll able to get anywhere in Paris very easily from there on the metro or on the RER. There are also buses, but I never use them, so can't advise. I think a boat tour takes about an hour and a half. Otherwise Sacre Coeur is a lovely spot to while away a couple of hours both at the church, but also around the Place du Tertre - always animated with artists and plenty restaurants around. Great spot for lunch and great views, but watch your handbag and personal belongings! The latin quarter is also nice for a wander (St. Michel , and just across the water from the Gare de Lyon). I think you can get a day pass for the metro/RER which will allow you to hop off and on. It's a good system and covers most of Paris. If it happened to be wet or cold, then a museum would be a good bet. The Louvre is wonderful, but you really would need to pick an 'area' to visit, it's too vast to 'do' it all in a day, but the glass pyramid and the building are worth seeing in themselves! Grand Palais, at the bottom of the Champs Elysees often has good exhibitions. If you can book ahead for anything, do so, it will avoid queues on the day! Oh boy, so difficult, but if you want any advice on anything particular, or have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
February 27th, 2016  
A great capture. The. Shot brings back happy memories of a visit some years ago.
February 27th, 2016  
Lovely capture....has me excited about my upcoming trip to Paris in April!
February 27th, 2016  
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Great capture!
February 27th, 2016  
@jamibann thankyou very much for your reply. We really appreciate your help. Yes we fancy the river cruise. So will research boat companies and how to get to the jetty. Not sure about Metro but willing to try or would taxi be prohibative. If raining the museem is a good one to research. Must admit we are just as thrilled about the TGV idea as visiting the capital ... we're a bit sad that way!
February 27th, 2016  
Wonderful roof top view, I never get tired of seeing Paris
February 27th, 2016  
You're in Paris now?! Maybe I knew that? I was gone for awhile... it's so nice to "see" you here! Hope you are well!
February 27th, 2016  
A wonderful scene...the rooftops go on forever and then my eye lands on the hill in the distance. Terrific!
February 27th, 2016  
An interesting scene. I agree with Taffy, those rooftops go on forever! I wouldn't have noticed the reflections on the plastic had you not mentioned them!
February 27th, 2016  
The roof tops are so pretty. Fabulous shot, the view is wonderful and interesting.
February 27th, 2016  
Fascinating shot and nicely composed.
@snaggy
February 27th, 2016  
A great vantage point. I like the muted colours and the view across the rooftops to the beautiful Sacré Coeur.
February 27th, 2016  
This has an old newspapery or hisorical book feel to it. I love all the roofs and how the church is highest point in the photo.
February 27th, 2016  
A wonderful view over the rooftops of Paris! I enjoyed your description and also your response to Penelope's request. I have a very strong desire to visit Paris! It will happen, not sure when but it will! :-) Of course, another Paris Fav!
February 28th, 2016  
Fantastic view over the rooftops, fav for me.
February 28th, 2016  
@seejillrun Jill, how lovely to see you back and see more of your gorgeous, artistic photography. My, how the kids have grown! Yes, we're in Paris now. We left Houston mid 2014 and have been here since. Who knows for how long! I hope things are good for you.
February 28th, 2016  
@gaylewood And when it does, be sure to let me know Gayle!
February 28th, 2016  
@leggzy Paris in the Springtime! Nothing better!!
February 28th, 2016  
Terrific photo! I would not have noticed the reflections if you had not mentioned them but you are right...it looks great on black. I have always loved the roof tops of Paris as well. They are so unique. Did you ever see the movie Frantic with Harrison Ford? There are a lot of great scenes shot on Paris roof tops in it!
February 28th, 2016  
@woodlandsphotog I know the film, but not sure if I've seen it ... it was a long time ago! Showing our age, aren't we?!
February 29th, 2016  
It looks such a very compact place at this angle. Interesting shot.
February 29th, 2016  
@jamibann haha....yes we are! :)
March 1st, 2016  
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