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See Paris In A Very Fast Paced 3 Minute Hyperlapse

By Hanssie on March 29th 2015

A few years ago, I kicked the caffeine habit. Never having “acquired” the taste for coffee (without a ton of syrupy goodness), Dr. Pepper was my drink of choice. It was a sad day when I gave it up, but over the years, I learned not to need it and now am fairly sensitive to any sort of caffeinated items. When I started running long distances, I began taking a pre-workout and my body, not used to any caffeine, is suddenly filled with a jittery blast of energy. The world seems to move at a frenetic pace, my mind whirls, and I am able to run faster, farther.

Paris-hyperlapseThe following hyperlaspe experimentation by Maxime Gaudet is a tour of Paris, set at a frenzied pace. Paris, the City of Love, has long been on my short list of places I want to visit and hopefully, when I make it there, I’ll be able to take some time to enjoy the famous sites. For now though, the video below gives me a quick glance of Paris, all in three rapid, fast-paced, pre-workout fueled minutes. It fits my current mood perfectly, as I’m still on the last vestiges of jittery-ness following my morning workout.


Using a Canon 5D Mark III and an iPhone 5s, Maxime gives us a tour of his city. Among some of the famous places you see are Montmartre, Tour Eiffel / Champs de Mars / Trocadéro, Stalingrad, Grand Palais, Panthéon, Pont Alexandre III, Les Champs Élysées, Le Printemps, Louvre, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Opéra Garnier, Moulin Rouge and a host of other places, that reads like my high school French class’ textbook. It’s a perfect, Sunday tour for those of you with short attention spans, or are still slightly caffeinated from that morning cup of Joe (or pre-workout).

Enjoy Paris in 3 Minutes – Hyperlapse Experimentation

[Via Sploid/Maxime Gaudet on Vimeo]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. satnam singh


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  2. Nick Viton

    nice. this saves me a trip to Paris
    mmm, Nutella banane crêpe
    outdoor table tennis is almost impossible; the ball is so light that the slightest movement of air messes up the trajectory
    I didn’t notice Père Lachaise Cemetery in the video
    some of this reminded me of the House of Cards intro

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  3. Paul Empson

    I enjoyed it.. maybe I can find time in the summer to jump into the chunnel (channel tunnel) and have a wander around Paris for the day or two..

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  4. Hannes Nitzsche

    This is really quite a cool video imo, seriously giving the viewer a good taste of (almost) all aspects of Paris. Yeah it may be a bit frantic but hey – it’s Paris! I think Maxime did a great job of blending hyperlapses and video and truly portrait this city! Quite different from anything I’ve seen before. Thanks for sharing Hanssie! :)

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  5. Mark Henry Dela Torre

    It is like video fast forwarding to me. And the edits are somewhat too short in some parts.
    But still great work.

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    It’s chaotic. For me.

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  7. Stan Rogers

    I’m not quite sure where I should be reporting this. There’s a phrase at the top of the article, “never having ‘acquired’ the taste for coffee,” that, like Chomsky’s famous “colourless green ideas sleep furiously”, is syntactically correct English, but which has no meaningful semantic content — the brain tries to process it, but all it can come up with is the obviously nonsensical concept of someone not arranging their life around the acquisition, preparation, consumption, yea, the very *experience* of coffee. I’m not sure I like the Lewis Carroll direction this magazine is taking.

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    • J. Dennis Thomas

      I completely understand what she’s getting at. She’s comparing the kick and the sense of going into hyperdrive that she derives from caffeine to the pace of this video. The reference to not drinking coffee was setting up the statement the she preferred to get her caffeine from Dr. Pepper. Yes, it may have been a roundabout way of making the statement, but it’s relevant because it gives a little background to the author whom we don’t have a close connection with.

      So then you come along and decide to do an editorial review on a blog post all the while throwing around your 10¢ words. Bravo, my good man. Maybe they’ll hire you on as a copy editor.

      Or maybe you shouldn’t be so concerned about such small issues…

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    • Stan Rogers

      Editorial review? It’s a humorous way of saying “how can anyone not like coffee”, and that is all.

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    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Your comment was an editorial review of what you perceive to be the “Lewis Carroll direction this magazine is taking.”

      People like you are why photography forums suck these days. Your comment is clearly aimed at showing that you are grammatically more adept than the author. Instead you end up being a turd in the punchbowl dude.

      It’s a short blog piece on a video. Did you really need to analyze the syntax and then belittle the writer? If you didn’t find the piece suitable for your superior intellect you could just skip it.

      And if you don’t like the direction the website is taking, well you could always start your own.

      That’s pretty much all I have to say about this topic. I don’t want to carry on arguing with you. It’s not fun or interesting to me.

      Have a great day.

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    • Hanssie

      Gentlemen, gentleman….thank you for your well thought out joke, Stan, and J. Dennis, for your defense of my grammar. I do appreciate it! (And all your comments – they do make the site interesting and fun!)

      Just to clarify: Nope, don’t like coffee. Still can’t understand people’s love for wine either, but I do love a good whiskey, so that makes up for both, no?

      As for my grammar, I may be the Managing Editor, but English is my second language.

      So, how about that video, huh? :P

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  8. J. Dennis Thomas

    Sweet. Now I don’t have to go to Paris!

    Really, that was a cool video.

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  9. Bogdan Roman

    very nice

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  11. Graham Curran

    Verrrry interesting.

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