Paris 2013 - Tour Eiffel
Our next stop in Paris was the other Parisienne icon - Tour Eiffel. From the pictures you can already see that is is one of the most beautiful and majestic structures in the World. When you get up close - you will be even more surprised by its lightness and engineering ingenuity.
The queue to get up the tower is always a few hours long. The better way to visit the Tower is to pre-book the time - but even then there is still a queue to take the lifts as there are always lots of people who want to go up at the same time. We decided to take the stairs which is more arduous but at least you don't need to wait around.
The tower is located in the Western side of Paris - along the River Seine. It stands between the Champ de Mars - a large public garden, and the Jardins du Trocadéro across the River. From the top of the tower you can see large swaths of Paris which is a mainly a low-rise city with tall buildings confined to the newer business districts.
It is very difficult to take pictures of Tour Eiffel as it must be one of the most-photographed structures in the World. Every angle that you take seems to have been done before. In the end I just decided to go with the flow.
I was fascinated by the lightness and beauty of the structure. The steel frames looked so small and delicate even when up-close.