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Paris in black and white

Something on our visit to Paris last week really struck me. Everything about the place is so timeless and classic, but my over-saturated photos didn't seem to match the autumnal atmosphere. When we got home I set about choosing some favourites and editing them into black and white. I try not to crop or change travel images too much once taken as it takes away from the snapshot of the moment, but something about these images once transformed into greyscale actually seems to add to the mood. Here are my personal favourites: 

Tourists crowd around the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

The Carrousel du Louvre shopping centre, beneath the museum and home to the famous 'La Pyramide Inversée'

Napoleon III Apartments, Louvre

Taking in the view from the Napoleon III Apartments, Louvre

Looking across to l'Arc de Triomphe

A mother and son play with birds in the Jardin de Tuileries

Notre Dame Cathedral, side view
Candles lit in prayer by visitors to Notre Dame

Skulls line the walls of the underground Paris catacombs

All images taken by myself, all rights reserved. 


  1. Changing a photo into black and white does completely change the way you see it. These are lovely!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you! I think these days we don't see enough black and white work :)