Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

It was Mother's Day, 2017 and I hadn't bought a gift for my wife, so the poor dear had to settle for a ride up the Eiffel Tower.
You have to stand underneath it to really appreciate how immense it is.
Environmental hazard.
The first ascent, up the outer legs, is actually an inclined railway.
What would Paris be without the Eiffel Tower? Amazingly, it was considered an eyesore when it was first built and there were repeated plans to demolish it. Sacre bleu!
It was gray, misty and not very promising when we went up.
Notre Dame
Then it cleared up. You have absolutely not traveled until you've een Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Arc de Triomphe
Home, as close as the signpost gets.

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Created 08 December 2020, Last Update 24 December 2020