Twenty-eight intrepid Americans assembled Sunday, September 19, 2010, at the Hotel Londres-Eiffel on the Left Bank to begin our five and one-half day "Rick Steves' 'Best of Paris' tour. Our excellent guide Rolinka met us that afternoon and was our constant and informative companion throughout.
We saw Paris, from the great monuments to the neighborhoods, from the wonderful (and crowded) museums to the palate-pleasing restaurants, but of course could only sample a small portion of the city's delights.
This book captures some of the highlights of our visit, from the commonplace (the Eiffel Tower) to the unexpected (three girls who posed for us on the sidewalk).
In the end, it is my own personal view of Paris, but a beautiful one at that.
Stephen Haynes is a fine art photographer living in Minneapolis, MN. His principal subject is the fine art nude, and he has also done notable work in travel scenes and the performing arts. About his art he says: “I am largely self-taught. Even without much formal training, I try to produce photos and prints of high aesthetic quality, to exacting technical standards. With the female nude, I always seek new settings, lighting and poses in which to present the human form. In travel, I hope to photograph either from special vantage points or at a unique moment in time. Form and structure often triumph over grand vistas or photos that will appeal to an ‘art show’-type clientele."
Fifth ... Published June 29, 2011
Fourth ... Published April 01, 2011
Third ... Published March 18, 2011
Second ... Published January 16, 2011