Monday, July 30, 2007

Tour De France

Sunday was the final leg of the Tour de France 2007. I watched more of the Tour this year than I ever have. The best thing about the race for me is not the cycling, although that's mighty impressive. For me, I like the aerial photography. There are great helicopter shots of the race, but also of the surrounding cities and towns, châteaux and countryside.

The Statue de la Liberté on the Allée des Cygnes in the Seine River.

Sunday's final ended in Paris, as in every year. I got the camera out and took shots of the television screen. Granted, they're not the best pictures, but they're mine and they're fun.

The Louvre. Amazing.

I think this is George Hincapie, the American. Not sure...

Le peleton approaches the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower and the Palais de Chaillot.

The Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

It's all over for another year. I saw some châteaux that would be fun to visit and they're not far form here. We'll see ! Obviously, I was watching the coverage on France 2. Thanks to them for the great aerial shots.

1 comment:

  1. Us too!
    Our favorite moments of the Tour de France were the aerial shots of the countryside.
    We missed it this year as we still have no TV. That will change by the time winter comes!

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