What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "Paris"? Most probably your answer is the Eiffel Tower. The iconic landmark is easily the go-to spot whenever you set foot in the City of Love, making it the most visited paid monument in the world. Highly sought after and located in the world's most popular cities, it goes without saying that the place is almost always packed with tourists and locals. This might pose some challenges when you're planning to do a photo session with the monument as a backdrop. But worry not! Our photographer in Paris, Tim Moore, is here to offer us an insight on the 7 spots in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower where you can get a good view of the tower while avoiding the crowd. Check them out!
As the most elegant, grandiose, and sumptuous bridge Paris, the bridge offers a spectacular view of not only the Eiffel Tower but also Seine River. It's definitely more than just a river crossing!
Although there might be a bit of people passing by during lunch time, this bridge is a vantage point to see the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River and perfect to evoke that dreamy feel in your photos. It's also guaranteed that the sun is almost always not in the way!
You might recognise this one if you happen to be a fan of films such as The Devil Wears Prada. Not only can you get a good view of the Eiffel Tower from this angle, but the famous Champs-Élysées is also only steps away!
Generally sparse, Passarelle Debilly is another option for those of you desiring a good view of both the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River. This footbridge also connects to other impressive tourist attractions in Paris, such as Quai Branly, where you will find the Musée du Quai Branly.
Located further away from the Eiffel Tower, you can get a less close-up look of the tower, but no less dreamy and majestic. In this location, you can also find the monument of Emile Fayolle, Marshal of France during the Second World War.
Another less crowded spot to capture a good view of Eiffel Tower, Seine River Docks also provides a unique backdrop of the Seine River in all its tranquil beauty.
You can't recommend a good spot to get a good view of the Eiffel Tower without mentioning Trocadero Gardens, another famous and iconic place in Paris. It gets crowded very fast, so if you want to take photos there, best to do it early in the morning.
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Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.
We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.
Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.
Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.
However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.
This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.
As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!
Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.
Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!
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