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(like this needs a caption...)Previous posts: PART 1; PART 2
I don't know what it is about the Tour Eiffel (and other places for that matter), but you just go wow! Pictures can never do these sights justice, and I don't pretend mine will, but here are the highlights from "the Eiffel Tower day".
We started our day at Jardins du Trocadéro, grabbed some munchies (I´ll say more about that on the food post to come) from a recommended bakery across the street and went strolling. The view of the tower from the top of these gardens (Esplanade du Trocadéro) is stunning. You get a perfect, full, in your face view of the tower -- as seen in picture one. I have about 20 shots from that same spot, in slightly different angles and settings, and it was tough to choose just one.
David Lebovitz (you should stop by there sometime), "the omnipresent tristesse of Paris - 'the sadness' of Paris, as it's called, is rather difficult".
Back to the tower... to reach it you cross the Pont d'Iéna (not that I knew that before google mapping that just now) and the view is pretty spectacular. Lines to go up the tower vary a lot... depending on time, day, season and how you choose to climb. We waited about 15min...
On our way to see Napoleon's tomb we passed through Pont Alexandre III. It's special because it´s seriously beautiful.
One of my favorite spots was this huge area of Invalides. It encompasses a huge park, buildings and gardens, with a chapel in the middle housing the tomb. The park is simply spectacular.
From all I've heard Napoleon was a small man... this tomb seems like a bit much, but who am I to say?
Once again thanks for scrolling and I'll see you Friday for part 4. :)