The most surprising thing for me about my whirlwind trip to Paris in September was my immediate love of the Eiffel Tower. I wasn’t a fan of it lit up and sparkling at night, but almost every other view was absolutely amazing. Plus, it gives you a sense of the scale of the city in a way that nothing else does.
My traveling companion kept insisting on trying to get shots on her phone from the lawn, which to me – since it was early Fall and the flowering trees weren’t in bloom – seemed pretty boring. But from across the river you can get the expanse of the city spread out below…it was truly captivating.
I love travel photography so I’ve seen a LOT of shots of Tour Eiffel – perhaps more of it than any other single landmark in the world. That’s a bit intimidating, to say the least.
But it was so awe inspiring to see it and Paris stretched out in every direction beyond, I forgot to be intimidated.
Notice Les Invalides in the background? I think that I was photographing that as much as the tower itself.
I took a photo of the other angle, too. This one is from the garden of Musée Rodin:
Les Invalides with Tour Eiffel in the distance. You can just barely see Rodin’s famous Le Penseur statue down among the trees.