I took this photo while on holiday with my family in the South of France mid 2011. While walking along the strip of beaches in Cannes, I began to take a HDR photo of the beach. I later noticed this telescope would make a nice addition to the photo, and so decided to focus primarily on creating a photo that captures the atmosphere, while also adding a cool feature to it.
It further inspired me to take similar photos at every major tourist attraction I went to in the coming weeks, and so, I try to recreate this photo, however with a different background each time. So far I have found the same telescope in Monaco, France and Italy.