Monday, August 3, 2009

Looking North at Dawn? or South at Dusk?

I saw this beautiful image online last month, and saved it as my desktop. I tried to look on Good Earth with the angular pan feature, to line up the buildings, but my version of Google Earth no longer has a Z-axis tilt feature =(

I've been to this city almost a dozen times... I Should Know this... but... I THINK it is Dawn looking North, since there's no large spire that is next to Place de 18 Juin to the SE of the Tour Eiffel, like there should be if it is looking South.

What do you think?


  1. Based on the building style in the foreground and the tree lined avenue, this appears to be from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. That should be the Avenue d'lena So if we are looking at the Tower from the Arc it should be a southerly view - not sure of the time.

  2. I think I agree with you Steve. At almost 50 meters tall, the Arc de Triomphe WOULD BE visible to the left of the Tour if this was looking North-Northwest at dawn. It's very likely a sunset photo, looking to the SE, with the tall spire next to the Place de 18 Juin just out of frame to the left side of the image.



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