A cold war of architecture was waged in the Western world during what the period that the British know as “the Victorian Era”. The last two decades of Victoria’s reign saw London build St Pancras (1877) and the Natural History museum (1881) while Gaudi built the Casa Vincens in Barcelona (1889). The Americans offered us the Home Insurance Building – the first skyscraper in the world (1884).
Paris, which held the 1889 Paris exposition (Exposition Universelle), threw the Eiffel Tower up (Tour Eiffel) and what an impressive building it is. Visible from most areas of Paris, it is one of the modern wonders of the world, and universally recognisable. I’m quite a fan!
This was nine exposure HDR using Triggertrap on a Canon 6D and Google Nexus 5. Post-processing in Photoshop CC to remove some of the errant cars on the Champs de Mars, and add a little punch to the blacks.