Palais de Chaillot, framed by the graceful arch of the Eiffel tower. Though I didn’t visit the Palais (see the menacing clouds), but it is definitely worth going to, if you have the time. It houses four museums and a theatre. Another view of the world’s second ugliest building (The French make even ugliness worth … Continue reading
Going down the stairway rather than taking the lift gives you a unique view of the innards of the tower, not that the open design technically has “innards”. The Eiffel tower was built of steel as a light, airy, soaring representation of modernity in architecture, breaking free of the weight and stolidity of stone; the … Continue reading
I had wondered what sort of lights lit up the tower so beautifully at night.
The beautiful vista that opened up to my eyes from the tower was too much to take in, in a single shot.
The obligatory standing-under-the-tower-and-looking-up shot I know I was doing the most tourist-y thing, but the symmetry of the lines was too striking to forgo the fleeting moment of embarrassment. 🙂
It took me the better part of two hours of standing in lines and going through security checks to get my hands on this ticket. There was another line to get to the elevators for the tower’s upper stories. The amount of time it took can be gauged by how the sky looked, by the … Continue reading