Dead of Night at Les Invalides

September 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

It was getting late, or early, I'm not really sure at this point, but it was about 4 in the morning and my midnight adventure through Paris, France was coming to an end. It was a long night with A LOT of walking, but I wanted to make one more stop before calling it a night.

So I make my way to L'hôtel des Invalides to finish the night. I arrive at the street and realize how large of a structure it really is, so I keep stopping on my way down the road to see what view I had now. I then decided on my spot and set up, now I just had to wait a few minutes for these late night party goers to leave, right ? Well they took quite a bit more than a few minutes, and I was rather annoyed as I wanted to finish up and head home but I had to wait about 15 minutes til they finally left so I could get my shot.

Come a few days later when I'm reviewing my images from that night and I arrive at my photos of Les Invalides. I stare at them for a few minutes, comparing them back and forth. As it would happen I realize the couple in the photo actually added a great element to the shot that I couldn't see at the time, probably due to sleep deprivation. With them both dressed up very classy, arm in arm, they added a feeling to the image and also helped show the true scale of this enormous structure. Now I couldn't imagine this photo without them, as it has become if not the, definitely one of my favorite images I left Paris with.

The iconic Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, France at night.Dead of Night at Les Invalides

 


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