The 125 year old iconic Eiffel Tower stills beacons excitement and amazement to people around the world with its majestic architecture. As if it says, “here I am all alone standing proudly with you against the odds of a cruel world full of misunderstanding and chaos that envelops humanity…at least on the spur of moment you forget it when you’re beside me.”
Awaiting the illumination of the 125-year-old iconic Parisian landmark on a pleasant summer evening on the Champ de Mars, ought to have been a romantic experience. But the presence there of an unbelievably large number of people with the same intention ensured it wasn’t.
With no sign of a stubborn sun giving way to dusk anytime soon, we escaped the melee to gaze upon some fabulous Oceanic art at the Musee Quai Branley (open late on Thu, Fri & Sat) and returned after dinner in a cafe nearby just in time to watch the lights come on.
While Paris remains my favourite city, I think the Eiffel Tower is well and truly out of my system, although I might be lured back one last time to put my courage to the test atop the new glass floor on level one.
A climb up the Tour Montparnasse just before sunset for…
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