Paris, the city of love and lights! In case of improper French, I apologize to those of you who speak French, for the title was the work of google translate. Oh, how I love Paris. Originally born in Manhattan, New York City, the big apple most always takes the cake on my favorite city. However, Paris is a close second. It has so much culture, a perfect mix of old and new. I love the contrast of architecture seen in Paris. A prime example is the huge glass Louvre Pyramid smack in the middle of the 12th century Museé du Louvre. The point of my shenanigans is French photographer and panoramic master Gilles Vidal. He has created the most ridiculously stunning panoramas I have ever seen. For those of you who want to see just why I am in love with Paris or just want to see a unique view of the city, check out Gilles Vidal’s mind-blowing, full panorama of the City of Paris. It’s from a height above the Eiffel Tower.
Link to the main website: gillesvidal.com
Link specifically to the Paris panorama for those who have trouble navigating through French writing: gillesvidal.com/blogpano/paris.htm
Check out his other work… it’s completely fascinating.
SIDENOTE: This is not the same Gilles Vidal as the Peugeot car company design chief, this one’s way more entertaining.
BBC reporter Michael Portillo’s work may be considered time travel by some, but is definitely considered fascinating by all. Portillo embarked on a journey via Europe’s Continental Railway with his only guide being Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide and General Handbook. This doesn’t sound too impressive until viewers realize Bradshaw’s Handbook is from 1913! Portillo’s hundred-year-old guide whisked him through a time period of innovation that spread all around continental Europe. Read his account on the odyssey in The Telegraph.
Earth is filled with many illusory-seeming destinations. Some of these places around the world are literally jaw-dropping…. We all need to learn to appreciate our magnificent surroundings while we can. Click on each name to learn more.
list of places and landmarks from Buzzfeed