In Photos – La Tour Eiffel

Awaiting the illumination of the 125-year-old iconic Parisian landmark on a pleasant summer evening on the Champ de Mars, ought to have been a romantic experience. But the presence there of an unbelievably large number of people with the same intention ensured it wasn’t.

With no sign of a stubborn sun giving way to dusk anytime soon, we escaped the melee to gaze upon some fabulous Oceanic art at the Musee Quai Branley (open late on Thu, Fri & Sat) and returned after dinner in a cafe nearby just in time to watch the lights come on.

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While Paris remains my favourite city, I think the  Eiffel Tower is well and truly out of my system, although I might be lured back one last time to put my courage to the test atop the new glass floor on level one.

A climb up the Tour Montparnasse just before sunset for this view however, was far quieter and way more pleasurable.

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And as you can see, we waited long enough to catch the twinkling.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

100 thoughts on “In Photos – La Tour Eiffel

  1. Very nice find for a spot to view Eiffet Tower in its entirety. We have the same perspective shot of the horse and the tower. Cool!

  2. I never got this close to it at ‘lighting up’ time, Madhu, so thanks for sharing 🙂 I just popped in to wish you well for the festive season and a very happy 2015. 🙂

  3. Oh what a lovely Christmas and New year greetings for us Madhu. Your pictures enhance the beauty of this well loved structure so beautifully. Having seen it in the day I could never imagine its beauty all decked up in lights.
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas and New year.

    1. Thank you Dilip. It is magical when lit up at night. Five years ago, it was all blue to commemorate the country’s presidency over the EU!

    1. Thanks Niranjan. The last two took several (read upwards of twenty) attempts to get right without a tripod! 🙂

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