Quadrature

High and Dry

You go without taking

My state remains the same

 helpless without you

Abandoned

Anticipation

Return me to you

in you I belong

The  tides  at St Michaels Mount
The Tides are caused by the action of the heavenly bodies, principally the sun and the moon. When they are in line with the earth the attraction is multiplied, announcing spring tides, this corresponds with the period of highest tides ; on the contrary, if the sun and the moon form a right angle (in quadrature), the attraction is reduced and we are in neap tides, the period of lowest tidal movement

Goodbye Paris

The Musée du Louvre Night

 

Well Paris has come to and end so I thought I would leave it with The Louvre courtyard at night.

Thank you to Everyone for all your fantastic comments I have really enjoyed them.

Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III

 

My Last Night is Paris was spent catching the metro, visiting the places I wanted to get a Photograph at night off

The The Pont Alexandre is definitely a must see especially at night if you ever go to Paris

From Wikipedia

The Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter, widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris.[1][2] It is classified as a historical monument.

Eiffel Tower Day and Night

Eiffel Tower Day

 

Who can come to paris and not see the Eiffel Tower ? It is so impressive as soon as you see it you just go WOW

we went to the very top and WOW again.

Had to come back at night especially at nine o’clock as the tower sparkles !! amazing sight

 

Eiffel Tower Night

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

 

A walk along the Champs-Élysées ,I can see where places like Rodeo Drive got there inspiration from. All the well known shopping  brands are here along the Champs-Élysées, and then at the and you come to the Arc de Triomphe. Huge crowds again and cars and buses everywhere.

 

From WikipediaFrom Wikipedia

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l’Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.[3] It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: “Triumphal Arch“) honours those who fought and died for France in theFrench Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

The Musée du Louvre

The Musée du Louvre

 

Paris today was the The Musée du Louvre and the courtyard outside, also just wandering the streets of Paris

taking in the sights and sounds. The city is very crowded at the moment so lots of patience needed to get the pictures you want.

 

Louvre Coutyard

Paris

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 Paris, and it certainly is an amazing City.

My first two Photographs from my walk today. More to come and hopefully some night shots in the next couple of days. !!

The Gold on the bridge below, that you see is actually thousands of padlocks !!

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Calton Hill

Edinburgh Calton Hill

Dugald Stewart Monument

View of  Edinburgh  from Calton Hill

Ready to Leave Edinburgh behind. Next stop Paris

Dugald Stewart Monument is a memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart (1753–1828). It is situated on Calton Hill overlooking Edinburghcity centre and was completed in August 1831.

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The National Monument

From Wikipedia,

The monument dominates the top of Calton Hill, just to the east of Princes Street. It was designed during 1823-6 by Charles Robert Cockerell andWilliam Henry Playfair and is modelled upon the Parthenon in Athens. Construction started in 1826 and, due to the lack of funds, was left unfinished in 1829. This circumstance gave rise to various nicknames such as “Scotland’s Disgrace”, “Edinburgh’s Disgrace”, “the Pride and Poverty of Scotland”, “Tait’s Folly” and “Edinburgh’s Folly”.