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Photo Thursday: Contrasting Travel Ideals on Display in Paris

This was the scene near our hotel in Paris last October.
I was struck by the contrast between the Eifel Tower and the rugged outdoors scene plastered along the tower in the foreground. (The poster was an ad for travel to Australia.) It was an unexpected juxtaposition of two very different visions of travel, perhaps made more obvious here, in a city that is the focus of many a traveler’s dreams.

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5 Comments:

At January 24, 2013 5:42 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

Opps! No Nancie this week - I hope all is well.

 
At January 24, 2013 6:35 PM, Anonymous Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

What a wonderful view you had! The ad does seem out of place, doesn't it?

 
At January 25, 2013 7:29 AM, Anonymous Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

Very nice, Cindy. I also try to catch subject contrasts when I can but I'm not always conscious of it :)

 
At January 26, 2013 9:55 AM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

I just thought it was funny - so many people dream of seeing the Eifel Tower,but obviously there is a market here for a very different kind of travel as well.

 
At January 26, 2013 9:56 AM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

I'm usually not conscious of it either, but this one was pretty hard to miss!

 

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