Monday, October 20, 2008

French Night Life

AA Pic of the Week I used the firm support of an old bridge to take this night shot, and I am still surprised I managed to keep the camera still long enough. This is a stretch with restaurants and bars along a canal in Amiens in northern France. Amiens is famous for its cathedral among other things and is located in the area where many of the horrendous battles of the First World War took place. Driving along the narrow roads north of Amiens you come past cemetery after cemetery holding the remains of these young soldiers whose lives were cut short for some insane military/political reason.

Today it is a bustling town, dominated at night time by students and tourists who all enjoy the bars and restaurants in the town centre. I would like to think that I managed to capture the convivial and warm atmosphere in this colourful photograph.

Amiens at night cr

8 comments:

Diane Mandy said...

What a shot! One of the best night time ones I've seen, and so colorful!

1st Lady said...

Looks very welcoming. The reflections look like boats in the water.

Eric Valentine said...

Very nicely done Swen, it certainly looks colorful and lively. :)

Rositta said...

That is a great shot. I haven't had much luck with night shots with my camera...ciao

swenglishexpat said...

Diane - You flatter me!
1st L - You're right, all moored perfectly!
Eric - Thanks, the black background also helps the colours to stand out.
Rositta - Yes, I believe I needed a bit of luck as well.

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