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Sunset in Paris

This is my second picture from my trip to Paris last weekend. This one is taken at the end of the afternoon on the second day (don't worry, I don't upload chronologically, so there will be more views from the first day as well :-)).
It is a panorama of three pictures, stitched using AutoStitch.

It is taken from La Tour Maine-Montparnasse, the tallest skyscraper in France (and ninth in the EU), last Sunday around 5pm.
Tour Montparnasse is 210m (689ft). It was constructed between 1969 and 1974. The terrace on top floor offers a 360° view over the city and can be visited by tourists (like me). The tower has the fastest elevator in Europe (196m in 38sec).

The view was great and the sunset beautiful when we visited the top of the tower.
This panorama shows you some of the best known landmarks of the city.
Of course there is La Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) on the left hand side. Doesn't need much introduction and I will post another view of it soon.
Behind the Eiffel Tower you can see business district La Défense.
The golden dome is le Dôme des Invalides and left and right of the dome l'Arc de Triomph and le Grand Palais can be seen. On the right hand side you can see the illuminated wheel at Place de la Concorde.

Hope you like this sunset panorama of the city of Paris!

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