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Eiffel

This day was reserved for Eiffel Tower. After having a breakfast in a hotel (some fine French cheese), we got on the bus and headed to the tower.

Our first stop was Trocadero.

Trocadero is the plaza that stands across the river from the Eiffel Tower and is the best place to take a picture of Eiffel tower.

It is also a complex with lot of museums.

There you can find The Museum of Architecture, Museum of French Monuments, the Theatre National de Chaillot and many more.

We took some nice photos and admired the Eiffel tower.

Before that time I only saw the Eiffel tower on the television or in newspapers and the feeling is so much better when you see it in front of you.

I didn’t imagine it to be so huge and impressive. I have to say that I really liked that “pile of iron”.

We bought the tickets and stand in line. It was very crowded and we waited about 40 minutes to get to the entrance.

We took the lift to the first level and after spending some time there got on the lift again and went to the highest level.

That was pure adrenalin for me (afraid of heights). But the view from the tower is magnificent. Really beautiful.

When we went back down we saw some workers that were painting the tower hanging on the wire!! That is a scary job.

Gustav Eiffel was the man the tower was named after. It was built  1889 for the “1889 World’s Fair”.

It wasn’t meant to stay there, it was to be dismantled in 1909 but it became the icon of Paris and France.

Also the one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It is 324 meters high.

We spent afternoon walking , went to see “Centre National d’Art est de Culture Georges Pompidou” or how they call it – Bobur.

And then we went shopping – you just have to do it in the City of fashion.

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1 Comment

  1. C5 says:

    Nice captures! I have also been there recently. Check out this http://lunarworkshop.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/afternoon-in-paris/

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