Hôtel des Invalides, Paris, France, 1988

SEPTEMBER 1988 – Side view of the majestic Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, France. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Paris in France is full of photo opportunities, just like any other metropolis. However, it is also full of history, and has been for most of the time.

When we visited Paris in 1988 we stayed for almost a week and massively enjoyed the city and its many stunning locations. We took our time to explore the city, mostly walking, which gave us the opportunity to discover angles that were a bit more unusual than your typical postcard shot.

This is one of these photos: the Hôtel des Invalides which is a military museum today (and no, it’s not a hotel!) I really like the angle and crop as it puts the focus on the giant main entrance and the huge French flag at the top. And there are no tourists! Yee-hah! Admittedly, the constrast is pretty harsh, but the image still works for me.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1988
LocationParis, France
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceNegative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4506 x 6787 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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