Ah, Paris. A city so stunning, it really does live up to the hype. British photographer Paul Richardson shot the footage in this time-lapse video during a vacation to the city of light. It was his first visit to Paris, and like many visitors, he proceeded to fall in love. He writes,
"I had never visited the city before, and was quickly struck with how beautiful it is. My aim was to capture the classic sights; ornate buildings and typical Parisian activities, and contrast that to the modern business side, towering glass glad skyscrapers and fast paced life.
I felt very lucky to have been in Paris when the massive thunderstorm started. I had seen the weather forecast, and made sure to position myself in among the skyscrapers. The storm started off slow, but very quickly built up to be absolutely ferocious. The lightning was hitting almost every other second, and some bolts were taking up the entire sky.
The following night another huge storm hit Paris, and I spent the night furiously cycling around whilst grabbing as many shots as possible. I would set up, grab a sequence and as soon as the lightning moved away I gave it warp nine and cycled to my next spot as quickly as possible. By the end of the night I was freezing cold and completely soaked, but content with what I had managed to capture."
Lovely footage indeed. Via Laughing Squid.