The most iconic sight in Paris...

My Lina (like 9 year olds do) had a fascination for the Eiffel Tower. Everywhere we went in Paris she kept on getting out her camera and just taking one more view of it; from the Louvre

The Arc de Triomphe

From the Musee Rodin

To just about any high point we could reach. (Centre Pompidou was a good'un)

My favourite view of it was this one.... almost centrally underneath

And this one from the lift going up


And the stairs going down.

I love the idea that when it was built for the 1889 exhibition it was as a temporary exhibit, and supposed to be dismantled after 20 years. I love that Gustav Eiffel bought the rights to visit his tower back and that he put a radio mast at the top so that it couldn't be taken down.
And I love that the Tower is on everything and in everything; t shirts, snow globes, keyrings, bags, bottle openers and all manner of tourist tat that 9 year old girls (and their Mummies) can't resist. I feel like a posh lady when I whip out my Paris mirrors to apply my gloss.
I could quote you chapter and verse on height, weight of iron, number of steps and all the other facts. I'll send you off to this site instead and finish with purely gratuitous eye candy instead. Enjoy!






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  1. I think my favourite view is when it's lit up. I couldn't imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower.

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  2. How fun to see the tower from so many different angles. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

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  3. Love the crazy pictures!

    Pomona x

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