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London and Paris are a dream twin location for photographers. What can you photo there? Heals of London is a furniture shop along Tottenham Court Road and towards the back of the store is this staircase. It must be one of the most beautiful staircases I have ever seen. I believe people often go into the store just to take pictures of this staircase. The Natural History Museum has incredible architecture, in particular in the main hall. Try using a wide angle lens to get a picture like below.

The Tower of London is where the Crown Jewels are housed, and they’re quite spectacular. It’s also where you can stand on the execution site of three English queens! The Tower of London was home to the kings and queens of England for many years. (Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of Britain’s sovereign since 1837.) The Tower of London was a prison and many famous prisoners were held there, including Sir Walter Ralegh: he was held in the Bloody Tower for 13 years, but made use of his time by writing The History of the World (published in 1614) and growing tobacco on Tower Green. The Tower of London held prisoners from the middle and upper classes, so there are no dungeons.

This museum holds fascinating secrets that will blow your mind. The London Transport Museum portrays all that there is to transport. The collections include everything from vehicles and infrastructure to old sound recordings, photographs, and relics. The museum is a great way to learn more about the history of transport in London and explore the transport system that the city is famous for. Guided tours of various transport landmarks happen throughout the year. The museum is situated in Covent Garden Piazza. Cost: Entry to the London Transport Museum is free for kids and about (?17.50) for adults.

A triumph of Gothic architecture, the Notre-Dame stands in the heart of Paris on the Ile de la Cit? near the attractions of the Latin Quarter. An island in the Seine River, the Ile de la Cit? is the historical and geographical center of Paris. On this small plot of land, the Romans built the Gallo-Roman city of Lutetia, and from the 6th century to the 14th century, the Kings of France resided here. The Notre-Dame Cathedral was founded in 1163 by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) and Bishop Maurice de Sully, and the construction took more than 150 years. The cathedral was first created in Early Gothic style, while later additions (the west front and the nave) show the transition to High Gothic style. Tourists are immediately struck by the ornamental design of the facade, with its profusion of sculptures and gargoyles, while elaborate flying buttresses provide structural integrity for the enormous building. Look out for the 21 figures above the doorway in the Gallery of Kings, who lost their heads during the Revolution. (The heads are now on display in the Musee de Cluny.)

Photographer Victor Guidini, who lives in London, has been photographing tourists in the capital of England since 2013. In recent years he has been doing photo shoots in France. “It all started when a customer who had done an essay in London asked if I would be available to shoot in Paris. At first I thought it would be difficult to be a profitable business, but I organized all the logistics that facilitated the rehearsals. Traveling by the Eurostar trains, I get to Paris in around 2 hours, and without all the waiting and paperwork that a travel area has. After considering the risks and investments required for this journey, I embraced the opportunity, “says the photographer. See more at Fotografo em Paris e Londres. In addition to offering photographic essays in Paris, Victor Guidini is also available to photograph in London across Europe. To know more about his work, just visit his website www.victorguidini.com/pt-br/ (in Portuguese).