The longest birthday

The Eiffel Tower is 120 years old. Not bad for a structure that was not supposed to be dismantled after twenty years. To give it a proper celebration, a special lightning show made of 120′ooo bulbs was shown every night during the last three months. Last night was the last representation of that long birthday so thousands gathered for a last look and to welcome the New Year. Some even managed to get some intimitacy among the crowd.  (click on pictures to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/4, ISO1000

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Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/15, ISO1000

4 Responses to “The longest birthday”

  1. Loulou dit :

    La première est touchante, très belle compo

    Très bonne année 2010 à toi, j’ai adoré tes photos depuis la découverte de ton site cette année, vivement les photos à venir !

    Bien amicalement
    Loulou

  2. Peter Klein dit :

    Wow, Yannick, I’ve never seen the 35 Summilux ASPH do purple fringing like that! A lens element must be loose. Send it back to Solms.
    :-) :-) :-)
    Happy birthday, Tour Eiffel!

  3. admin dit :

    At first I was worried when I read your comment, than I realized which picture you were talking about. :) ;)

  4. Murat dit :

    A slightly blurry photo, foggy weather also was affected it still beautiful…