Best of Parisian sights -video

Best of Parisian sights -video

After updating the computer to a better one I’m able to update certain Indivue videos and vlogging from the past as well.

So, today’s videoupdate is the Best sights of Paris, about which I wrote some 2 years back.

 

 

After watching this short video about the ten best sights of Paris you will get a chance to see other creative videos about Europe as well: Travel & Art Europe is a growing playlist of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos made so far by pressing the button which appears at the end of this short video about Paris.

You might also be interested in what it’s like to travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And in that case choose the preceding link.

 

This video about the best sights in Paris is part of Indivue’s Travel opus to Europe, which you can read in Finnish as well.

Take your time.

 

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Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower (video preview)

Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower (video preview)

Today’s video comes from Paris and from the most famous sight in there – the Eiffel Tower. I shot this video to remember and to show what it’s like to travel up there to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And then again coming back down on the ground. You know the elevator inside the Eiffel Tower does not take you quite to the top. This means you have to walk the last stairs all by yourself.

But it’s really worth all the cost and the trouble going up to the Eiffel Tower. With the trouble I mean queueing during a hot day and travelling high up in a small elevator. Travelling together in a small place with all them unknown people whose language you don’t even know to speak. Watching the ground beneath you reciding knowing there is no turning back. But the view from there, from the top of the Eiffel Tower, is really something. Spectacular, unforgettable and worth all the cost and trouble, like I said. And then again, in the night time, when you are walking the Parisian streets in the centre, the view of the lights in the Eiffel Tower really bring about something indescribable for a tourist.

You might also be interested in the article I wrote in Finnish about the Best sights in Paris. It is telling about the best hotels, restaurants and Indian restaurants in Paris also, back in 2017. The interesting point to be made was that an Indian restaurant in Paris, for which Indivue would give five stars for the taste, was only at 12159th position in TripAdvisor. – Makes you wonder how good food there might be in the first 100 restaurants in Paris. Maybe this is the reason why they had to invent them Michelin stars. See also the video of the Best sights in Paris.

But back to this video – After watching it, this short video about the trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and back on the ground, you will get to see more YouTube videos about the Eiffel Tower and things related. So enjoy your visual adventure and do subscribe Indivue’s YouTube -channel for more travel & art -videos to come!

 

Good Western movies which were shot in India

Good Western movies which were shot in India

Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West which were shot in India, totally or partially, and not all of them were made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of good western movies shot in India, with Indivue starreviews on many.

 

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****

One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan from Bollywood.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

 

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Movie the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul, which is said to be telling the real story about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Watch the movie and the trailer here:Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

And the whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service:

 

  • Life of Pi (2012), *****

The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: Life of Pi – Ang Lee

 

  • Lion (2016), ***½

Lion is an Australian movie, beautifully shot, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable.

You can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

 

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre and got three stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

 

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie directed by Wes Anderson tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

 

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and this film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, India, among others.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

 

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin, telling a dramatic love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes Partition – Vic Sarin

and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service

 

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½

The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, among others, tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and about the difficulties he will face.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

 

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Film is starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, among others, well known from Bollywood films.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

Mira Nair has made also several other good movies like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001), the movie of which can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair

 

  • Viceroy’s House (2017), ****

The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice) and the music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) credibly portrays the Viceroy’s wife in this film.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

Other movies with Western origin and scenes from India

  •  Basmati Blues (2018)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Basmati Blues – Danny Baron

 

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

 

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

 

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

 

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

 

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Octopussy – John Glen

 

  • Outsourced (2006)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

 

  • The Rains Came (1939)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

 

Most of the movies mentioned in this article, together with their trailers, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America, from the links provided by this article. (Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Read this article about Western movies shot in India in Finnish here!

 

The best sights of Paris

The best sights of Paris

Indivue visited Paris, which was indeed a beautiful city. The parks inside the city offered lovely escapes from the concrete jungle.

Here in the photo montage attached you can find the best sights of Paris photographed by Indivue – Check also the short video of the best sights in Paris from YouTube!

You might also be interested in how it is like to travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower and what the Eiffel Tower looks like in the evening lights

Read more about the best restaurants and hotels in Paris in Finnish from the linking article. There’s also the best Indian restaurants in Paris at the moment according to Tripadvisor.

Best sights of Paris

 

Monuments

Monuments
Monumentit Ranskassa ja Intiassa: Riemukaari ja Indiagate - Monuments in France and in India: Arc de Triomphe and Indiagate