This is the first of several coming posts from our recent trip to Paris.

All photos © Halldin+Maule  2012 • taken with a Leica M9 + Leica 35mm Summicron f/2 ASPH. (Click on images to view larger)

Arc de Triomphe.

On the way to the Champs Élysées.

Anna comes tete-a-tete with the Eiffel Tower, for her very first time.

The Louvre

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Grand Odalisque (1814)

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Mademoiselle Caroline Riviére (1870)

Like moths to a flame.

Fontainbleau School, Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters (1595)

Everyone’s a critic.

Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin


Deer Style.

Museum or rock concert?

Anna made it to the front.

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, The Valpinçon Bather (1808)

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, The Turkish Bath (1862)

Grand Palais

Helmut Newton exhibit.

Musée d’Orsay

Anna contemplates dessert at the Musée d’Orsay restaurant.

Unfortunately, even though the Musée d’Orsay was our favorite museum in Paris, this is the only photo I was able to take, as they are very strict about not allowing photographs to be taken of their artwork.

Parisian Streets

Art is everywhere in Paris.

So are scooters.

Parisian welcoming committee.


Anna makes friends with the locals.

L’Hotel national des Invalides

Burial site of Napoleon.

The Dome.


Musée de L’Armée

I’m not into war, but the armor on display was very impressive.


“Jean-Luc… I am your father!”