Such a beautiful sight … as the song goes (Tygers of Pan Tang, 1982). As I couldn’t fly, I went to the roofs of the Arab World Institute. January 2014
Bears were reintroduced in the Pyrenees in 1996 (See Julia Stagg’s account here) and although our house is right there in the middle of “bear country” I must admit that I have never seen or heard one, even though I go out rambling and cycling a lot in that area. Yet, on a starry night, I spotted Ursa Major (a.k.a. the Big Bear).
Here is the remainder of my Saturday night pictures of trailing lights at the Arc de Triomphe:
One of my favourites.
As cabs were passing by, a mixture of green and red lights.
This dude looked really cool, and I thought that was a nice picture … until I realised a lamppost was coming out of his head. Bummer!
It starts with a picture of trailing lights at dusk, looking towards the Champs Elysées
Then I moved, Clockwise, in order to capture the West side of the Arch,still looking towards the Champs Elysées, only slightly later.
So that I end up, at nearly 11:00pm turning my back on the Champs Elysées, looking towards the West, with the famous Marseillaise by Rude (the statue, not the anthem; the statue on the right East pillar, one of the most famous ever, by Sculptor Rude, who didn’t deserve his name, neither in French nor English).