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The sun was beginning to cast some long shadows when I took this shot, standing on the quai at Port de la Tournelle. On the south side of the Seine, opposite the Île St-Louis, the buildings of which are lit by the sun on the right, one can see the Pont St-Louis, joining the island with Île de la Cité, and in the background the Tour St-Jacques (now cleaned up after such a long time under wraps). A little to the left of the scene is, of course, Notre Dame. If I had moved to the left to take the shot the Hotel de Ville would have loomed into view, replacing the Tour St-Jacques in the composition. Stand in the right position and you can see all of these, a couple of bridges and numerous passing boats all at once if you turn around.

I have discovered that this is my favourite place in Paris (so far), particularly in the late afternoon and at dusk. People sit happily on the quai, the moored boat restaurants open, and the many tourist boats and working barges continue to ply their business up and down. The sunlight reflected from the buildins on Île St-Louis, and the trees, caused me to take many shots over several days.

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