Tuesday, September 8, 2009
6 Views of the Eiffel Tower
We arrived in Paris today. It's been pretty crazy because our apartment has undergone renovations and EVERYTHING is coated in dust. Anyway, what could be more iconic than the Eiffel Tower. In fact, there's a whole story that I won't get into here about how proposed to my wife in Paris, but wanted to avoid the cliché view of the Eiffel Tower at all costs. Turns out, I should have proposed on the tower itself if I had wanted to avoid it. Since that time, however, we have become very attached to that ultimate tourist destination. Our first apartment in Paris had a view of the Eiffel Tower out of our bedroom window, and our current apartment is right by the Eiffel Tower.
In the Pompidou Center a few years ago, I saw a collage of dozens and dozens of views of the Eiffel Tower. It was quite beautiful. I won't claim that my 6 views are particularly striking (I had intended to show you 24, but I haven't slept in two days so...), but I thought it would be a fitting beginning to our 3 months in Paris.