Get ready to enjoy Paris from an original point of view, and find out why it’s called the City of Lights!
If you’ve watched any Hollywood movies about Paris you know that you can see the Eiffel Tower from every hotel room balcony. And while Paris’ most famous landmark features prominently in this outstanding timelapse by Yann Muncy, it shows many other beautiful spots as well, such as the Louvre Pyramid, the Notre Dame, and the Grande Arche in La Défense (Mitterand’s equivalent of the Arc de Triomphe).
While obviously not the first timelapse of Paris, Le Temps d’un Paris stands out for its crisp and well-saturated images. Most clips were shot around sunset and sunrise, taking full advantage of the beautiful light and showing why Paris is still the undisputed “City of Lights”.
What’s even more impressive is that no motion control or hyperlapse was used; something that’s quite rare for urban timelapses. Instead, many of the images are structured by Paris’ urban layout of long, wide boulevards, offering free lines-of-sight between monuments.
The landmarks and boulevards of Paris clearly take centre stage in this film, but the shots of tourists buzzing around the Eiffel Tower and locals strolling along the Seine near the Notre Dame show that Paris is not a dead, monumental city but rather vibrant and full of activity.
With its wide boulevards and “grands projets”, Paris was built to impress, and this timelapse proves it once more. Watch it here:
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