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)


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


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

  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…