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Wow, it's been a lot of pictures of the city on here lately. Maybe we should give them a little break for some time... Lol.
This is a good thread, though. I don't think I've ever been to the galleries you visited.

By the way, did you use any particular lens here?
I've got only one, a "Canon EFS 18-135mm". That must be the regular stuff. Not bad at all for a beginner like myself anyway.
I don't think I need any special gear, at least for now. I'm just curious about a picture like this one for instance.

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I don't even know whether the lens I have would allow anything like this. Don't think so.
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I visited Paris for the first time in October of 2019. Thanks for triggering fond memories!
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As shown in this thread and some others before, I guess a wide-angle lens is highly useful over here.
Just to answer my own question above.
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I don't even know whether the lens I have would allow anything like this. Don't think so.
Actually, these are just pics taken with my pretty cheap phone that dates back from 2016 or 2017.
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Actually, these are just pics taken with my pretty cheap phone that dates back from 2016 or 2017.
Ah ouais ? I didn't know these wide-angle effects were available for phones. Cool.
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Ah ouais ? I didn't know these wide-angle effects were available for phones. Cool.
I have a wide-angle option on my Galaxy S10. It's a game changer for photographing massive buildings or open landscapes when you can't get far enough away for the perspective you're trying to capture. I used it a lot in Paris for structures like the Louvre.
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Great photos of great cityscapes!

I haven't been to Paris since 1999... oh how I hope to return soon!
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It's been too long, Paris. I'll be there Spring 2021, I hope.
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I think April, May, June or September is a good time for a stay. There are leaves on trees, weather is usually decent (neither too rainy or too hot) and rental apartments may be slightly cheaper than in July/August. Also, you guys get a chance to meet locals. Many are gone for a 3- or 4-week vacation in the summer season (July and August), so the city feels a bit empty, just populated with foreigners visiting it.

I for one don't act as a jerk to tourists. I have nothing against them at all, so I guess it's always interesting for them to be in touch with locals in the city. So their stay feels more genuine, so to say.

So yeah, Spring or September is a good idea for a visit.
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September 2019 was fantastic (think was there 10th to 24th), as every September in Europe! Best time to travel (in the ancient world)

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I for one don't act as a jerk to tourists. I have nothing against them at all, so I guess it's always interesting for them to be in touch with locals in the city. So their stay feels more genuine, so to say.
I visited Paris for a week and did not encounter a single rude local. Granted, I learned a little french and always tried to initially engage in french, but I found everyone I met to be welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Definitely left me with a very positive impression of Parisians.
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I visited Paris for a week and did not encounter a single rude local. Granted, I learned a little french and always tried to initially engage in french, but I found everyone I met to be welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Definitely left me with a very positive impression of Parisians.
Only dick I encountered was my hotel's manager. Rude with me, with other guests, and with his poor staff. Would have punch him in the face with outdated baguette. I was there for 11 nights, so I can tell.

Otherwise, les Parisiens sont super cool. From the lady at the counter at Chatelet-les-Halles patiently explaining how to catch some RER line in this labyrinthic mess. to the waiter at some café ending his shift sitting at my table with an extra bottle of rouge on the house. this security guy at the former Palais de justice who tour-guided me for free in the building (I just took the wrong entrance to la Conciergerie), the people playing la pétanque on top of les Buttes-Chaumont offering me a glass of pastis because I showed interest in their game, this evening in a gay-muslim dancefloor, the old ladies at the market telling me their favorite spots and almost applauding at my reactions, that drunk bunch of students photobombing my night pics and following them to a private party.

The best of all : on a day of transit strike (Paris was THE FUCKING BORDEL lol), a random guy offering me a ride back to the hotel on his scooter. That was scary AND cool. glad to be alive

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I visited Paris for a week and did not encounter a single rude local. Granted, I learned a little french and always tried to initially engage in french, but I found everyone I met to be welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Definitely left me with a very positive impression of Parisians.
I think it's always inaccurate to generalize the behavior of locals as if it was an accepted stereotype, but this might be a helpful step to do here in Paris proper (other regions in the country may be easier in that respect).
You don't have to actually speak the language, but at least know about the common polite phrases to get engaged in any random but useful interaction to the people in the streets.
For instance, something like:

Bonjour, je cherche mon chemin, mais je ne parle pas français.
Hi, I'm looking for my way but can't speak French.

Certainly can be useful in an ordinary situation when you feel a bit lost. Keep in mind that the inner city is some sort of maze, even to locals, oftentimes.
Then most people would say - ah ouais, celui-là au moins a fait quelques efforts (ok, that one did at least a little bit of efforts), and would feel some empathy for you.
Then they'd try to help you in English much more willingly.

There's just a couple of French key formulas/sentences to be aware of, then almost no one would ever act as an asshole to you.
In particular, if you can admit in French that you can't speak it, most people will forgive you for that. Lol. Just because they're reasonable.
But you'll have to say it in French, so it feels cuter to them.
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Truly wonderful! I'd love to revisit Paris. Let's hope a vaccine comes this winter!!!
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This looks intriguing, what is it?
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Bernard Arnault is some kind of jerk, by the way. He's been mistreating some of his employees, I've seen in the leftist media.
I'm not particularly any leftist, myself. But I have no respect for a man firing the people who made their own wealth.

Arnault is not a boss. He's only a pathetic ugly dick, and he looks kinda weird. Even my nasty dad would have fucked his wife, and she probably would have liked it.

A real boss like my uncles makes bosses of their employees. They don't fire them. Ever.
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