Thinking of Paris / by Brian Rothmuller

With the horrific events in Paris a couple of days ago, I found myself thinking about the only time I've been to Paris. I took a two day side trip there in 2012 when I was in London for the Summer Olympics. The highlight of the trip was going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset. It was a beautiful day and you could see for miles in every direction. After the sun went down, I was treated to a light show on the Tower. The photo I shot during the light show was later published in the Los Angeles Times. After it was over, I walked through the Champ De Mars, the large public green space behind the Tower, and was amazed at the amount of people who were out with friends a bottle of wine and a loaf of bread just hanging out. I remember the peace and happiness they all had on their faces. I hope that next time I'm in Paris, those faces are back being happy and free.  #PrayforParis