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Paris – Walking in the Invalides area and rugby!
View of the Seine and Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III bridge

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

April 19, 2011

We spent part of a day wandering in the Invalides area with Paris travel expert Larry Davis (please see his fantastic site called Experience Paris), ending up on the fabled Rue Cler street and having lunch at the wonderful Café du Marché.  Along the way we stopped at the Eiffel Tower, the Pont Alexandre III bridge and the beautiful lawns in front of the Hôtel des Invalides where there were a bunch of kids playing a fierce rugby match in the mud.  I couldn’t resist the bright colors and fast action so we stopped and I grabbed a few shots.  I don’t claim to be a sports shooter, but I love how these images show the grit and determination of the players!

View of the Seine and Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III bridge

Building in the Invalides area of Paris

Columns at the Grand Palais in Paris

Building and tree in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

Children playing rugby in the Invalides area of Paris

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4 Comments

  1. Melinda

    Wow! those kids look like they are ready to kill each other. Nice action work!

  2. Will

    Yes, they were really tough! And the little girl scored the only goal I witnessed.

  3. Colin

    Great photos, but the girl scored a ‘try’ not a ‘goal’ !

  4. Will Austin

    Hey thanks for the clarification Colin!