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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We all know that Indonesia extends beyond Bali, Sumba or Raja Ampat, or do we really?
With SweetEscape, exploring Indonesia to its fullest potential is now possible even to the parts of our Nusantara that are still rarely heard of. Yeap, we’re one of the first photography company serving many of these magical yet underrated local regions for a lot of reasons, from how mind-blowingly picturesque they are to the promise of an adventure of a lifetime.
Here are 5 underrated local destinations you simply must not miss, recommended by SweetEscape:
The sweet ‘manise’ Ambon is best known as the capital of Maluku province. What you probably don’t know is that Ambon offers the tropical-island quite unlike any other places can.
The charming main town is brimming with history and culture, which is a result of being one of the earliest places in Indonesia to be colonized. So for history buffs out there, you’ll be met with a lot of historic remnants from Pattimura Monument, Ambon War Cemetery to the World Peace Gong that’s truly quite a spectacle.
But the winning parts of Ambon for us is definitely the beaches. There’s Liang Beach with calm waves and the bluest colors of waters. Ora Beach, a white powdery beach with crystal clear water and pristine corals. There’s also Namalatu Beach and Hunimua Beach that was listed as the most beautiful Place in Indonesia by the UN Program back in the days. Intrigued yet?
Kupang is definitely not as popular as other destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. But don’t be quick to dismiss it, because this waterfront city did not make the list of our SweetEscape destinations for no reason.
Granted, the main town probably isn’t as attractive with not much different than any other big cities. Still, anyone would be amazed at the hidden gem of The Crystal Cave, which much like its name does look like a cave filled with dazzling crystals of different colors.
Then there’s the famous Oenosue waterfall and several beaches with different features. There’s white sandy beach of Kalbano with clear blue water, Oetune beach with its mysterious dark sand and last but not least, Tablolong Beach is just the perfect spot for sunset-watching amidst its pristine sandy beach.
Another lesser travelled Indonesian cities, Makassar is the largest city on Sulawesi and has its fair share of historic journey in becoming a great city port of Eastern Indonesia.
Thanks to its seafaring root, Makassar is where you’ll get to experience mouth-watering plethora of seafoods that are fresh, juicy and simply to-die-for. It also houses the Bantimurung National Park and Leang-leang Prehistoric Park for you nature enthusiasts. More panoramic journey awaits at its waterfall spots in Maros Regency and the Lae- lae Island, which is located near Fort Rotterdam, a 1545 fort of Makassar Harbor.
All that wonders, mixed with the modern urban lifestyle happening in Makassar city, this is one place that truly has it all.
As the gateway to Raja Ampat Islands, Sorong is often overlooked as a holiday spot. At first glance, you might be right. But upon further look, you’ll come to find a lot of hidden treasures waiting to be unearthed for your full enjoyment.
First, there’s Tanjung Kasuari Beach that is just less than an hour away from Sorong, followed by endless throngs of beaches, such as Werur, Seget, Dofior and plenty more! After you’re done with the excellent beaches, head over to the tranquil Taman Wisata Alam Sorong with 5-meter waterfall and bird-watching activity. Want something different? Visit the beautiful Sapta Ratna Pagoda built but its Chinese community up on the cool highland of Sorong.
Last but not least, do you know that Sorong hosts some of the best restaurants with special cuisines dominated by some of the freshest seafood selection? Now that you do, wait no more!
From breathtaking landscapes to cultural heritage, Cirebon is an interesting destination that’s perfect for the budget travelers. History and culture fans will probably fit right in at this endaring city, especially with its open kraton buildings, royal palaces and other ancient buildings swamped with thick traditional vibes.
Magnificent architectures aside, Cirebon also offers natural attractions which include Gronggong Hills, Kejawanan Beach, or Setu Patok. When you’re all done, do some batik shopping, delman-hopping and food-tasting. We promise you’ll never look at Cirebon the same way ever again.
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