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Sometime ago, I came across this wonderful photoblog, Feet First which features the travelling feet of a couple (and later on, their daughter) documenting their travels. Some might consider this a cliche or somewhat cheesy but I’ve always thought that taking photos of my feet on my travels is a fun way of recording adventures and memories.

...sigh...Samsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 4.9mm | 1/10s @ f/3.5 | ISO 400 | Handheld

In Prague...first day!Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/15s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at St Peter's SquareNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at the Masarykovo nábřežíNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

...in Florence, ItalyNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 36mm | 1/25s @ f/4.2 | ISO 200 | Handheld

in Dorsoduro, VeniceSamsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 5.3mm | 1/45s @ f/3.7 | ISO 80 | Handheld

in Prague...second visitNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Travelling Feet
1. Discovering Melbourne’s Laneways, 2. by the River Seine, 3. …in Rome, Italy, 4. I’m at the King’s Castles in Bavaria!, 5. I’m at the Old Town Square in Prague!, 6. …the usual wait, 7. off to the Top End…for work, 8. …and I wait, 9. ..and wait some more

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Pont Neuf, Paris
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/90s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine.

Designer: Believed to be Baptiste Androuet du Cerceau and Guillaume Marchand
Construction: 1578-1607
Design: arch bridge
Number of spans: from left bank to Île de la Cité – 5 and 7 from the island to the right bank.

Total length: 232 metres
Width: 22 metres

Quai des Orfèvres, Ile de la Cité
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 32mm | 1/160s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

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An interestingly different ‘city’ exists above the roofs of Paris.

View from Montmarte Hill
View of Paris from Montmarte Hill
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 82mm | 1/500s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Paris - City of dessus de toit (rooftops and skyline)
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 120mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Haussmann style of building facades
Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 130mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 42mm | 1/640s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Musée d’Orsay houses art from the period 1848 – 1914, making it the place to see the impressionists and post-impressionists.

Musée d'Orsay, Rue de Lille 75343

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 24mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Musée d'Orsay Facade

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 26mm | 1/180s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Central aisle, Musée d'Orsay (facing west)

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 0.4s @ f/11 | ISO 200 | Handheld

The museum is housed in the the former Gare d’Orsay (built in 1898-1900), a railway station and hotel (west end of building) in Paris which served as a terminus for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans (Paris-Orléans Railway).

Architect/Designer: Victor Laloux (1850-1937)
Design: Beaux-Arts

The transformation of the station to a museum began in 1978 and was completed in 1986. The former train station’s concourse became the museum’s central hall. Along both sides of the main hall (the former train shed) are exhibit rooms. This grand hall, was flooded in the Great Flood (Inondation) of Paris in January 1910.

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Place St Pierre, Montmarte

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 1/20s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Rue Duphot, Madeleine

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 40mm | 1/60s @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Le Café des Beaux Arts, 6ème arr.

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Montmarte
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 24mm | 1/500s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Montmarte
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 32mm | 1/800s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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The Steps at Rue Foyatier, made famous by Brassaï’s Les Escaliers de Montmartre, 1936.

Rue Foyatier, Montmarte
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 38mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Rue Foyatier, Montmarte
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 36mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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