Springtime in Paris
It is springtime in Paris; and this is by far the most beautiful spring weather I have ever experienced here. The days are growing longer exponentially by the day and the flowers span a riotous palette of colors. The incredible parks are alive with pulsing life.
I was on a bicycle ride and stopped to capture this image of the arch seen from Le Jardin des Tuileries, capturing the Pyramid and part of the Louvre. I love the shadow of the trees and the mass of people moving steadily toward the archway. The timelessness of this city never ceases to amaze me.
Technical Details: iPhone 3Gs, Hipstamatic app, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film.
For more photography by Clay McLachlan:
Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts 
by Eric Kayser, Clay McLachlan and Yair Yosefi
and Clay’s newest award-winning book with bonus DVD, Encyclopédie du Chocolat  in French, featuring secrets of the greatest pastry chefs: Christophe Michalak (Plaza Athenee), Gilles Marchal (Maison du Chocolat), Christopher Adam (Fauchon), Jean-Paul Hévin and more. An essential book and DVD with Clay’s step-by-step photographs to guide beginners and experts in preparing over 100 demonstrated techniques. Bonus: a DVD 1 hr 30, a real course to master the most difficult pastrymaking. All the expertise of the Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, which attracts professionals from around the world.
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