Notting Hill Carnival

Yesterday we had a chance to shoot pictures at the Notting Hill Carnival.  Unfortunately London weather reared it’s head, and we had light to heavy rain throughout the morning when we were out shooting.

Many of the floats were delayed in starting due to getting ready in the horrible weather, but in the end they ran.

This was my first time attending this event, but I’ve added it to my list of things to come back and see again at some point.  Though next time, I would love better weather.

Eiffel Tower

Neeley and I stopped by the Eiffel tower today.  On the grass in front two men making huge bubbles, much to the enjoyment of the children who were running around screaming and enjoying the bubbles much more than the towering steel building.

We stopped, took part in the festivities, and then continued on to trek up just over 600 stairs to the second level of the tower.  They had stopped people going to the third and top level due to congestion issues, so we will have to wait until our next visit in a couple weeks to try to make it to the actual top.

Jet Lag in Paris

Neeley and I arrived today in Paris yesterday.  Neeley was able to sleep longer on the plane ride, while I was able to only partake in a brief nap.  To combat the jet lag, we went out in the afternoon to stay awake and look for pictures. Things are quiet here due to many locals away on summer vacation, very odd to see Paris quiet. More tomorrow after we manage to stay awake past 8pm.

Germany Trip

I just got back from a trip to Germany. Spending some time in Munich, and Berlin. I’ve included a quick shot from Brandenburg Gate for you as I sort through my images.