It was important to me to make it to the top of the Arch by the time the sun set so I could experience that with my camera in hand.  I must have spent at least an hour walking the rectangular perimeter of the observation deck as the day drew to a close, snapping hundreds of shots.

Here are three of my favorites.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Paris from the Arch Photo #1.  As the sun setting in the west casts a pink hue on the horizon, Paris’s most notable landmark stands out among the rest of the buildings.

Paris from the Arch Photo #2.  About 90 degrees to the west, the colors of the sunset kick in as car lights come on, but buildings stay relatively dark.

Paris from the Arch Photo #3.  Twelve wide city streets come together at a the biggest road rotary I’ve ever seen at L’Etoile, the site upon which L’Arc de Triomphe sits.  Here’s a shot down one of “the Star’s rays” as night settles in.

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  1. This is beautiful

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  2. I like the first one. The night lights are cool. They are all good, it’s just that one sneaks it by an iota 🙂

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  3. They’re all gorgeous, but the first one is very striking! I love the soft colors of the sky, and the way the lines of green trees lead the viewers eyes out. Very nice!!

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  4. Can’t get enough of the Eiffel Tower! I’m a sucker for the view from the Arc de Triomphe, you nailed it just right in the first picture! Are you there now or are these memories from a recent trip?

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  5. Really liking the last shot. Nice work!

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  6. I love seeing Eiffle Tower in the first one 🙂 I think that one is my favorite

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