Paris
Sacre Coeur & Bastille

Travel

The last day in Paris. My feet told me it should have been spent indoors or sitting comfortably at a corner cafe with cold beer within arms reach. The brain and camera told me to keep moving, and it’s evident who prevailed. We started with a quick walk around the Bastille monument. Unless you like pretending your the frog in frogger, you will only see this monument from the outside of its traffic circle. After Bastille, we headed towards Sacre-Coeur. I’m glad the day wasn’t squandered, because this was easily one of the best views to be found in all of Paris. Unlike Notre Dame, photography is not allowed inside the cathedral. They do, however, offer tickets for visiting the crypts below the church, and the towers above the church. The crypts were quiet, pristine, and a great location for capturing detailed, long-shutter HDR shots. Visiting the towers required climbing around 300 steps in an ancient spiral staircase, but was well worth the effort. Overall, this was one of the best, and very easily overlooked, places to visit when in Paris.

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