Walking around Paris almost every day and always looking for some good stuff to shoot, I tend to forget that my research shouldn't be limited to beautiful light, stylish people and abundantly flowered trees. Even if the latter are quite difficult to avoid, because who could resist to capture this ;)
In spite of such temptations I try to keep my photography as varied as possible and not get overrun by all those lovely sakura trees. This is why, every now and then I make a lil' effort to focus on my surroundings and pay more attention to the city's architecture.
At the same time, I'm pretty sure that just like me, you know lots of those photographers whose main specialty is the Eiffel Tower, or Arc de Triomphe, or the Louvre Pyramid. And honestly, as much as I like those subjects too, it is so easy to get overdosed with such clichés that it often comes as a relief to go out and look for something else.
That's how recently I ended up wandering around 16th Arrondissement and it literally blew me away. The buildings that you can see in this part of Paris are simply stunning and I still keep on asking myself, why I won't go there much more often, not only to take photos but also to walk a bit and simply enjoy such beautiful places.
Needless to say that such beauties are to be found in different part of Paris too. If you're craving for some good, 19th century architecture, then you'll find lots of it around Montmartre and in the 18th Arrondissement. However, I'd consider this an easy choice. Exploring the left bank of the Seine river, namely 14th and 15th Arrondissement will be definitely less touristy, yet just as rewarding as regards finding some true, architectural gems.
And guys, never forget to look up from time to time... Unless you wanna miss views like this ;)