Friday, January 12, 2018

Le Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower standing over 1,000 feet tall is THE iconic representation of Paris.  It was the first thing we looked for when we arrived and the view never seemed  common place.  Everywhere we went we would say "Look, there's the Eiffel Tower" - from the Pantheon to atop Notre Dame to the Louvre, even as we rode the "RER" back into Paris from Versailles, it seemed surreal as the Eiffel Tower came into view.  

So what better way to see it then to climb over 1,000 steps to the second stage and touch the metal work and see the bolts and understand the engineering feat that it was to build.  To go higher and access the third stage, an elevator is required and the reward is an amazing panoramic view of the city.  
Something about the fog is so Parisienne. 
Ohh the lights. This was our view on New Years Eve as we walked from the Champs Elysees.
Tour de Eiffel en Noire along the Seine
From the base
Across the Seine mandatory selfie.
From the first stage - looking towards Trocadero

Stair #150
With a little education along the way - at every landing
Second Stage View
A few more steps
Looking down... would be a nice 3 sec parachute delay with a large LZ straight ahead :>)
Looking Up from second stage
The White pyramid-ish things are the lights that give it the beautiful glow
Voila!  Panoramic of the city from the top

1 comment:

Sabrina and Tom said...

Did you want to base jump? Iconic.

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