Paris Horizon

We all live under the same sky,
but we don’t all have the same horizon.
~ Konrad Adenauer

View from the Basilica du Sacré Cœur de Montmarte
View from the Basilica du Sacré Cœur de Montmarte, Paris

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

92 thoughts on “Paris Horizon

    1. Ha, ha, politicians have to be the most hated lot on this planet! Even when they occasionally come out with gems like this 🙂

      1. My 1st curse was about him when I was a very little boy. I said: “Du Adonauer!” It seemed for me the worst I could say against someone – obviously something I heard from my parents.

    1. Oh how I do Lynne! If my pockets weren’t terribly shallow and my bucket list so long, I would return there at least once a year 😉

    1. This was our first time there Ledrake. Had missed it on two earlier visits for lack of time. Thank you for the compliment 🙂

      1. Oh, the day I had a vertigo :). Thank you for remembering it, Madhu. Was it hot in Paris in July? I guess not when compared to India…

        1. I supposed so. When the temperatures go beyond 31 Celsius with humidity I can hardly do anything. This does not mean that I am crazy about winter cold either. What is the lowest temperature in your place?

        2. Lowest ever is probably around 13 Celsius, but that is unusual. 16 – 18 is normal in Dec. Mid twenties in summer.

        3. Shame about warming 😦 Here higher temperatures have left trees absolutely green this Autumn, and with the winds and rain, they are now falling and soon will be completely bare.

  1. That’s a great perspective and really shows how low the buildings in Paris really are, except for the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful picture. 🙂

    1. Thanks David. It is great that they have succeeded in limiting the highrises to the St Denis area without cluttering up this skyline.

    1. Breathtaking isn’t it? I got a lot of panoramic shots of Paris this time. Have yet to scale the Notre Dame tower though 🙂

  2. Sacred Heart, my favorite of all in Paris. I love the walk up the hill. There use to be this wonderful shop on the way, each time I was there I stopped and bought wonderful hand threaded jewelry, wonderful beaded necklaces and sometimes batik scarves. Then I would continue to wander until I reached my favorite steps and then to wander inside till I found St. Joan.

    What a wonderful reminder, what a marvelous vista.

  3. Fantastic photo and choice …. I have the photo in the opesite direction .. from the tower to Sacré Cœur – it’s so true that Paris seems to just go on for ever !

  4. That’s a classic view of Paris. They have a video which allows you to examine the city from different angles by manipulating controls similar to Google map view controls. It was sent to me as a forward and I can’t remember if it’s up on an internet site or not. You have an excellent camera.

    1. You must be talking of the 360 paorama. I got it too and I thought it was amazing! Mine is an entry level DSLR Ian. Way ahead compared to my old point and shoot, but still pretty basic compared to the big boys.
      Have been trying to find time for your ‘Priya’ series in vain. Didn’t want to rush through it. Shall be over to catch up soon.

  5. On of my favourite views. It always feels so good to stay on this spot and overlook Paris. Great capture, great mood.

  6. I’m surprised, Madhu, that you mentioned Konrad Adenauer, he was a German chancellor 🙂
    “We all live under the same sky,
    but we don’t all have the same horizon.”

    could be a new point of view
    to the fact, that INDIA
    started a rocket to Mars this week 🙂

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