Paris and London are a dream twin destination for photographers. Here are a few places to visit in this historical cities: Heals of London is a furniture shop along Tottenham Court Road and towards the back of the store is this staircase. It must be one of the most beautiful staircases I have ever seen. I believe people often go into the store just to take pictures of this staircase. The Natural History Museum has incredible architecture, in particular in the main hall. Try using a wide angle lens to get a picture like below.
The Tower of London is where the Crown Jewels are housed, and they’re quite spectacular. It’s also where you can stand on the execution site of three English queens! The Tower of London was home to the kings and queens of England for many years. (Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of Britain’s sovereign since 1837.) The Tower of London was a prison and many famous prisoners were held there, including Sir Walter Ralegh: he was held in the Bloody Tower for 13 years, but made use of his time by writing The History of the World (published in 1614) and growing tobacco on Tower Green. The Tower of London held prisoners from the middle and upper classes, so there are no dungeons.
A lot of tourists misconstrue this fascinating site for the London Bridge, but the tower bridge is entirely different from it. This bridge is Gothic by design and has a beautiful feature that lifts and divides the bridge into two to ease traffic on the waterways. The upgraded glass walkway for pedestrians creates more room for viewers on the bridge. A walk on the glass pedestrian is priceless. You can also step inside and tour the magnificent Victorian engine rooms which once powered the bridge lifts. The Tower Bridge is open from April to September and October to March.
Commissioned by Napoleon III in 1860, the Palais Garnier Opera House was designed by Charles Garnier in an exuberant Baroque style. Garnier worked tirelessly on the project for over a decade, from 1862 to 1875. Today, the opulent monument is a symbol of Napoleon’s Imperial regime. The facade features classical columns and eight sculptures representing allegorical figures: Poetry, Music, Idyll, Recitation, Song, Drama, and Dance. The loggia depicts busts of composers, including Rossini, Beethoven, and Mozart, while the cupola is topped with a statue of Apollo with allegorical figures of Poetry and Music. Upon entering the building, visitors are dazzled by the lavish 11,000-square-meter interior. Most of the building’s space is dedicated to the grand foyer with its fabulous Grand Escalier, marble entrance staircase, adorned by ornate gilded lamps. The auditorium has an intimate feel, although it can accommodate 2,105 people in its plush red-velvet seats. Gilded balconies, an enormous crystal chandelier, and a Chagall ceiling painting add to the theater’s marvelousness, creating the perfect dramatic backdrop for cultural performances.
Photographer Victor Guidini, who lives in London, has been photographing tourists in the capital of England since 2013. In recent years he has been doing photo shoots in France. “It all started when a customer who had done an essay in London asked if I would be available to shoot in Paris. At first I thought it would be difficult to be a profitable business, but I organized all the logistics that facilitated the rehearsals. Traveling by the Eurostar trains, I get to Paris in around 2 hours, and without all the waiting and paperwork that a travel area has. After considering the risks and investments required for this journey, I embraced the opportunity, “says the photographer. See more on Fotografo em Paris e Londres. Since then, Victor has been doing photographic rehearsals in the city on a regular basis, and says there is a growing demand for his services. “Some dates are well sought out, such as during the European summer, and many people make reservations months in advance.”