7 Best Spots for Photography in Paris

Bonjour mes amis,

when I first came to Paris about a year ago I was completely overwhelmed: The city is filled with the most beautiful architecture, elegant avenues and picturesque parks. No matter in which direction you're going to go, you will most certainly find some breathtaking sights. So in order to make your photographic journey through Paris a bit more pleasant, I've assembled my personal 7 best spots for shooting amazing pictures in Paris:

1. La Tour Eiffel

Alright, let's start with the obvious. It's gonna be hard to miss Paris' most iconic sight, the Eiffel Tower. Does it look great on Photos? Yes. Is it gonna be really touristy? Of course. So is it worth it? Definitely! 

Even though it has been photographed probably a million times it's still looks great. Bring a wide angle to capture the some different perspectives, try and get really close to the iron scaffoldings, if the weather isn't perfect the tower is going to look stunning in black and white. And the great thing about the Eiffel Tower is that it's visible from all over the city which gives you plenty of opportunities to play with different compositions.

2. The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the worlds greatest collection of art. Even if you're not into classical art, simply wander around in the gigantic building through sheer endless corridors of art and history. Book tickets in advance to avoid the queue, also the Louvre is open till late one day a week, which is usually a great opportunity to see the Louvre a little bit less crowded. 

3. Get out at night

If you think Paris is pretty during the day, wait until you see it at night. Pretty much all the famous sights are illuminated quite spectacularly. Definitely stop at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre for some stunning shots.  

4. Get up high

Paris offers a lot of great opportunities for cityscapes. Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur on top of Montmartre, and Notre Dame are just a few examples to get that wide angle lens out on a tripod. Sometimes there are lifts, sometimes just stairs, so pack light. A fantastic insider tip is the Galeries Lafayette. It's a pretty big department store in the centre of Paris but it has an amazing rooftop terrace (which even has a bar). Try and be there when the store opens (usually around 9) to avoid crowds. 

5. Watch out for Street Art

Apart from all the official art exhibitions, Paris has a lot of guerrilla artists actively enhancing the facades of houses, bridges and building. So keep your eyes open, some are well hidden, some are quite obvious.  

6. Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

The district of Montmartre has quite a vivid history with being home to artists like Dali, Monet Picasso and van Gogh. Today the 130 meters high hill in the middle of Paris is still incredibly vibrant with art markets, little galleries and coffee shops. Right on top is the church Sacre Coeur, which will give you an amazing view over Paris.

7. Get aboard for a Riverboat-Tour

Perfect for your last day when feet already hurt. The Seine pretty much flows along all the major sights so you can get a last chance to get a shot of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, also from a different perspective and without the hassle of walking and taking the underground. It's a hop on/off ticket in case you feel like spending some on land. 

Sitges - A beach day trip from Barcelona

Hi guys,

Our last trip to the amazing city of Barcelona already feels long gone, the leaves on the trees in London are continuously making their way down for autumn. So it's just about time to get back that summer feeling with some sunny pictures from our day-trip to Sitges.

Sitges is about 30 minutes train-ride away from Barcelona and costs just about 8€ for a return ticket. The train sets you off right in the middle of the historic old town, just follow the road downhill which will bring you directly to the beach. The waterfront is overlooked by the quite iconic Church of Sant Bartomeu. Sitges is a really welcoming and open place with lot's of little shops and restaurants, most of them are open till late at night. And while you're there, definitely try the seafood, it's pretty fantastic. 

So next time you're in or around Barcelona, pack your swimsuit and your camera, cause this little catalan gem is undeniably worth a visit.

5 Reasons to visit Barcelona


last weeks we spent 5 amazing days in beautiful Barcelona. It's an incredible vibrant place packed with inspiring architecture, a seemingly endless beach, fantastic food and loads of little alleys which are just waiting to be explored.  And I have to admit that 5 days probably can't to justice to city like that. However these are my top 5 reasons why everyone should have visited this urban playground at least once:

1. The Alley Maze

First thing you will find yourself trapped in after you've left the high streets: A never-ending maze of little alleys and back streets. You can most likely walk for hours without hitting the same spot twice. It's great for street photography, food and shopping. So loose yourself, let your curiosity guide you and you sure will discover something unique.

2. Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia

Ok, we've all seen cathedrals. We've been in big ones, small ones, photographed them from every possible angle, we've seen medieval churches, gothic chapels, renaissance sanctuaries, baroque temples, we've simple seen them all. But I guarantee you, you've never been to a cathedral like the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterpiece.  

But that's by far not the only place Gaudi designed. You can find spot all over the city that were designed or at least inspired by him.

3. The Markets

Personally I love markets. Not necessarily for the food but I just love the atmosphere. And the Mercado de La Boqueria right in the heart of Barcelona is literally buzzing. It's packed with little stalls and people buying and selling everything the catalan cousin has to offer. 

4. Tibidabo

I was looking forward to visiting this place for quite a while now. An amusement park on the top of a hill overlooked by a majestic gothic church? And did I mention the cable car that brings you all the way up? Sounds pretty amazing to me. 

5. The Nightlife

When the night sets over Barcelona the city becomes even more colourful. Almost every building is illuminated of some sort, there are light-beams and coloured fountains, street music and a warm breeze. So that stroll after dinner will definitely be worth it. 

So don't get me wrong, there are possible a million more reasons to visit Barcelona. These 5 are just an appetizer. Go there and discover yourself, you won't regret it.