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Arc de Triomphe de la Porte Saint-Martin
Winter in Paris can be gray, wet and cold; but there are enough moments of brilliant light contrast that I often find it to be the most beautiful season in which to photograph.
The tall trees lining the grand boulevards, such as the Boulevard Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement seen in this photo, open up to expose buildings more hidden from view when the trees are in full bloom.
Joyeuses Fêtes, happy holidays to all.
Technical Details: iPhone 4, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film, Hipstamatic app, NO post production.
Want to know more? The Arc de Triomphe de la Porte Saint-Martin is one of the ancient gates to the City of Paris. The Porte Saint-Martin, as it commonly called today, was constructed of limestone and marble in 1674 to commemorate military victories by King Louis XIV.
Clay McLachlan is a Paris-based photojournalist with a clientele that includes internationally acclaimed top chefs, resorts and restaurants. His work has been published in award-winning books you can learn about at Clay McLachlan.com. Clay shares a slice of life in France and beyond in a photo published weekly in BonjourParis.
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