Saturday, April 18, 2009
Stupid Parisian Skyscraper
When you have a room on the 25th floor of a Paris hotel, you kind of expect to be able to see the Eiffel Tower -- it's the cornerstone of the Paris skyline. Not from the 13th Arrondisement (French for "'hood"). We managed to stay in what's possibly the only tall hotel in Paris WITHOUT a view of the Tower (and why Paris has blocked other skyscrapers within the central city) -- the large building to the left of center is obscuring it. As for other Paris landmarks, you can barely make out Montmartre through the haze on the horizon. And that's it -- no Notre Dame, no Île de la Cité, no Arc de Capituation. Nice view of the old prison to the right of center, though.
And, no, I haven't been back to Paris since October, but I did learn how to make panoramas in Photoshop Elements.