I had to pop over to Paris for a day long workshop and so decided to go over the night before. Had a morning breakfast meeting so the usual plan of taking photographs in the dawn time was out. Anyway, heavy rain was predicted as well. Ergo, late night 11PM photography walkabout. Plus I forgot my overcoat and i was freezing despite an emergency purchase of a hoodie.
La Defence is the place where the commercial heart of France beats. So the buildings are full of occupants who are the great and good of the corporate world in France. Here’s the building for EDF SUEZ.
This is the statue, La Defence de Paris, which was erected to honour the Parisian soldiers who defended Paris in the Franco Prussian Wars of 1870-1871. So dont think this area is a military establishment or something.
Walking on by.
Closest where I could get to see the Arc de Triomphe.
Turned around for a final view of the Grande Arch. But it was getting way too cold and it started to rain, so buggered off back to the hotel. Here are some more of the photographs in a slideshow.