Thursday, August 21, 2008

An Eiffel Tower Collage

Melody and I were in Paris in May (same trip as London). It really is a gorgeous place. Everything is pretty. Even average apartment buildings and business have ornate metal work and flower boxes. There's artwork everywhere. We walked down several streets, and on all of them there are periodic breaks in the buildings with green grass, trees, and a statue. I've never seen so many statues in all of my life. It's really nice. People there obviously work hard to keep their city beautiful.

We took about 10,000 pictures each of the Eiffel Tower. My first glimpse of it is still clear in my mind. We had been to Notre Dame, and were wandering the streets making our way to the Louvre. We crossed a bridge over the river, and from it I took a picture of the Concierge, one of their landmark buildings. I took the picture, turned around, and there it was. Just the top piece, but it still took my breathe away. I think I actually shrieked. So exciting. Here's the picture.
We walked all of that day, went to the Louvre, through the Tuileries Gardens, and then down the Champs Elysee, and every time we saw the tower we took another picture. I've got pictures of just pieces of it, and of all of it. The Tower through trees, by the river, between buildings, from a distance and close up.

This one was taken from a bridge on the river.
We walked all day, and by the time we got to the park where the Tower is, it was getting dark. We wander through a residential street trying to find our way to into the park. That's where I took this.
There are white lights sparkling all over it. They do this every night at 10:00, and it really is pretty. The lights flash for about 15 minutes. I don't know if you can see them very well in the picture. See the white lights across the middle? That's it.

Our second day we spent some time at Versailles (gorgeous! I'll have to post those pictures another day). We got back to the city about mid afternoon and went right back to the Tower. We needed some day time pictures.

Yesterday I made enlargements of these three to put up on my bedroom wall - a little collage. They're framed and look really nice, if I do say so myself. It's really fun to have them right where I can see them. It was a wonderful trip.


Kelli said...

The pictures are gorgeous! What a great trip. Someday I will have to go. Sigh.

Nicole said...

I love that one where the tower is lit up. I'm with Kelli... Sigh.