Le Panthéon

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Jeff DLB
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Le Panthéon
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Le Panthéon in Paris is a monument where famous people are interred. During the warm months, one can ascend 206 steps to a fantastic panorama below the dome (the best view in Paris, in my opinion).

All photos below with the Sony a6000 and compact 16-50mm lens.

Vue du Panthéon depuis la Place Edmond Rostand, Paris (2022-09-21)

L'intérieur du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

Pendule de Foucault au Panthéon (2022-09-21). The gold ball is the swinging pendulum.

Crypte du Panthéon, Paris (2022-09-21). 75 men and 6 women are interred here, including Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Émile Zola, Voltaire, Louis Braille, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Marie Curie.

Le dôme du Panthéon (2022-09-21). The panoramic view is at the base of the columns.

La Tour Eiffel vue du Pantheón (2022-09-21)

La Tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, et St-Sulpice vus du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

La basilique du Sacré-Coeur vue du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

St-Étienne-du-Mont et la Tour de Clovis, Paris (2022-09-21)

Bibliothèque François Mitterand et les Tours DUO, Paris (2022-09-21)

Notre Dame de Paris en reconstruction (2022-09-21)

Panorama de la Tour Montparnasse à la Sorbonne (2022-09-21). Image is 20892 x 4385 pixels.

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stevenj2
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Re: Le Panthéon

Jeff DLB wrote:

Le Panthéon in Paris is a monument where famous people are interred. During the warm months, one can ascend 206 steps to a fantastic panorama below the dome (the best view in Paris, in my opinion).

All photos below with the Sony a6000 and compact 16-50mm lens.

-> Easy to dismiss that camera and lens.  You sure got the best out of it!  A classical architecture masterpiece.

Vue du Panthéon depuis la Place Edmond Rostand, Paris (2022-09-21)

L'intérieur du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

Pendule de Foucault au Panthéon (2022-09-21). The gold ball is the swinging pendulum.

Crypte du Panthéon, Paris (2022-09-21). 75 men and 6 women are interred here, including Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Émile Zola, Voltaire, Louis Braille, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Marie Curie.

Le dôme du Panthéon (2022-09-21). The panoramic view is at the base of the columns.

La Tour Eiffel vue du Pantheón (2022-09-21)

La Tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, et St-Sulpice vus du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

La basilique du Sacré-Coeur vue du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

St-Étienne-du-Mont et la Tour de Clovis, Paris (2022-09-21)

Bibliothèque François Mitterand et les Tours DUO, Paris (2022-09-21)

Notre Dame de Paris en reconstruction (2022-09-21)

Panorama de la Tour Montparnasse à la Sorbonne (2022-09-21). Image is 20892 x 4385 pixels.

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Jeff DLB
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Re: Le Panthéon

stevenj2 wrote:

Jeff DLB wrote:

All photos below with the Sony a6000 and compact 16-50mm lens.

-> Easy to dismiss that camera and lens. You sure got the best out of it! A classical architecture masterpiece.

Thank you. I have other, better lenses for the camera, but needed to travel light.

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Jeff DLB
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I forgot one photo:

L'intérieur du dome du Panthéon (2022-09-21)

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NikonMan09
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Very nice series, very well done!  Just about all of the noteworthy buildings and monuments of Paris can be seen from the Pantheon.  I will keep this in mind next time I visit Paris!  You did potential future tourists of Paris a great service!

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Jeff DLB
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Re: Le Panthéon

NikonMan09 wrote:

Very nice series, very well done! Just about all of the noteworthy buildings and monuments of Paris can be seen from the Pantheon. I will keep this in mind next time I visit Paris! You did potential future tourists of Paris a great service!

Thank you. The views from the Eiffel Tower and the Tour Montparnasse are also spectacular, but they are so high up that everything is ant-like below. Also, on Eiffel you must photograph through anti-suicide fencing, and on Montparnasse through glass window or fencing.

Other good, not-too-high viewpoints are Arc de Triomphe and the rooftop terrace of Institut du Monde Arabe.

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RUcrAZ
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Thank you, great shots and suggestions of vantage points. They have changed the "floorplan" of the Foucault pendulum since I've been here. I wonder how many idiot-tourists manage to step on the reflecting circle? Also missing are the little pegs, the pendulum used to knock down.

I hope you post some photos of the Invalides, with (among other areas) Napoleon's impressive tomb.

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RUcrAZ wrote:

Thank you, great shots and suggestions of vantage points. They have changed the "floorplan" of the Foucault pendulum since I've been here. I wonder how many idiot-tourists manage to step on the reflecting circle? Also missing are the little pegs, the pendulum used to knock down.

The mirror is apparently a temporary art installation (June-October 2022):

https://www.pariszigzag.fr/paris-au-quotidien/une-oeuvre-etonnante-et-colossale-installee-sous-la-coupole-du-pantheon

I remember the pegs from my previous visit in 1994.

I hope you post some photos of the Invalides, with (among other areas) Napoleon's impressive tomb.

I did not re-visit the Invalides this time, though I have some photos somewhere from a previious trip.

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