Sara Kirschenbaum
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Europe Pictures - Eiffel Tower

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 9:08pm

Well I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Paris. A friend of mine had access to an apartment and offered me a chance to stay there. I planned it a year ahead of time but was reluctant to go when the time came around because of my parents being unwell. But who can resist? I marched off to Paris on May 1 with a new friend, Sally Senior. It was to be her first time in Paris. For me it was the third. I stayed in this same apartment in 1979. Then I took my grouchy teenagers to Europe in 2008. It would however be my first trip to the Eiffel Tower.

I will be posting photos. This first batch is the touristiest one: the Eiffel Tower. Bear with me.

To start our touristy tour we fortified ourselves in the shadow of the tower.

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Sally had the beer and I the espresso. The waiter almost bit my head off when I asked for warm milk for it! But he also chuckled. I like the light of the beer on the coffee.

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We were enjoying the beautiful base of the tower but were hesitant to wait in the amazingly long line to get to the top. It was supposed to be a 2-3 hour wait. Then I realized that we might be up there at sunset so we decided to go ahead.

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I liked how this cloud tucked itself under the arch so nicely.

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A pigeon and his fine shadow.

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I like the tiny tree in the lower left hand corner.

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This may be my favorite of this series.

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More show-off clouds.

Finally after two hours of waiting we take the old elevator up the curving height of the tower to the first viewing station.

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Look at that! I held the moon.

After another wait we took the elevator up to the highest viewing station.

At this level there was a diorama of Mr. Eiffel, his daughter and Thomas Edison - a visitor to Mr. Eiffel's private apartment at the top viewing level.

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I like the shadows in the the glass.

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The lock is a common souvenir of love left at a lot of sights around Paris. I've also started to see them in NYC on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Speaking of love...do you see this sweet couple? He has just proposed and they are looking at her engagement ring!

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The city going to bed...

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Arc de Triomphe

Then back to the ground.

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The moon keeping up with the electric lights, yet so far away.

7 comments

  1. Julianna Wrote on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 9:02pm

    You done good Sara... they are wonderful pics - thank you :)

  2. Bob Grover Wrote on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 11:58pm

    love the pictures of the arches. You are very tlaented!!

  3. D'Arcy Fallon Wrote on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:13am

    What an eye! Whimsical. Love the show-offy clouds. You've got it going on!

  4. cathy chisholm Wrote on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:54am

    lovely pix, quite thrilling to be up there with you!

  5. amy Nowatzki Wrote on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:59am

    I felt like I was there! Thank you for sharing.

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