Porte Saint-Martin in Paris by Photojournalist Clay McLachlan
- ALREADY SUBSCRIBED?
BECOME A BONJOUR PARIS MEMBER
Gain full access to our collection of over 5,000 articles and bring the City of Light into your life. Just 60 USD per year.
Find out why you should become a member here.
Fill in your credentials below.
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.
Would you like to submit a story or share a tip with our readers? Send us your stories & ideas.
NEW: Subscribe for free exclusive content for subscribers in every newsletter.
Top 100 Readers’ Favorite Amazon.com Items. (Please wait for Amazon.com widget to load)
Learn more about walks through “old” Paris plus Clay McLachlan’s “Cooking with Chocolate” book and DVD set.
Thank you for using our link to Amazon.com…your purchases support our free site.