View along a pedestrian bridge to a building with a dome
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Gallery: seeing more of Paris in black and white

If you have ever walked in Paris, you will see that Paris will ever walk in your memories!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

On our recent visit to Paris, much of the time we did just that, walk. With no need to tick off the famous sights we instead strolled some of our favourite streets, explored new ones and checked out some less well-known places. I took lots of photos, as always, some of which have already appeared in this blog and many more of which will follow.

As I did after last year’s visit, I’ve selected some that I think work either as well or even better in monochrome, for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness. Some you may have spotted already in their colour versions; others may well appear in due course. Hopefully these black and white edits are sufficiently different to justify any duplication! All were created with my go-to Nik Silver Efex Pro software.

Street lamp mounted on a stone wall

A corner of the Rue de Seine


People sitting on a doorstep beneath a classical statue

In one of the courtyards of the Louvre


The Louvre pyramid seen from an adjoining courtyard

Arch in a building with a glass structure beyond

Man seated at a cafe table

On the Rue de Buci


Woman seated outside a shop with a dog

On the Rue de Birague


Man with small drums seated in front of a war memorial

In the Place Saint Michel


Close-up of gargoyles on stone towers

Some of the gargoyles of Notre Dame


In the Père Lachaise Cemetery

Sculpture of a seated figure

Steps in front of a building with classical columns and statues

The Palais de Justice from the Place Dauphine


Near the church of Saint-Paul et Saint-Louis, Rue Saint Antoine

Classical statue mounted on a stone wall

Sculpture of an angel

In the church of Saint-Paul et Saint-Louis


Looking up at a curved staircase

Double helix staircase in the Bourse de Commerce (now an art gallery)


Modern building with diagonal panels

The Musée Albert Kahn

I visit Paris frequently; these photos were all taken on my latest September 2023 trip

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