Let’s start this Paris party off with one of my favourite (and deliciously cheesy) memories of the trip. It reminded me a bit of the Audrey Hepburn movie, “Funny Face” where the three main characters each head secretly to the Eiffel Tower as soon as they land in Paris.
We actually hadn’t planned on going to see the Eiffel Tower at all. It’s located in 7th Arrondissement which is not close to anything else. I was definitely a bit surprised, but excited when Andrew suggested a cab ride to the tower after dinner on Sunday.
The timing was perfect, the sun was just starting to go down while we buzzed along through the city towards the tower. When we arrived, the sky was so pretty with pinks and blues. If you’ve never seen it in person, the Eiffel Tower is really impressive and the detailed ironwork is ornate and quite feminine up close. As we crossed over the bridge to the other side of the Siene, the tower lit up for the night and hundreds of people up on the Trocadero (meant to be one of the best views of the city) started taking photos like crazy. I wonder how many photos have been taken of this famous structure??
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the first one with the pink and blue sky is absolutely gorgeous! i’m looking forward to the rest of the paris party!
Lovely pictures – I am so happy you were able to see it because I am pretty sure you would have been disappointed if you hadn’t.
your pictures are amazing.
oh wow that is really terribly pretty! next date with paris will definitely have to involve a dusky time visit…
I stare at photos of France and Paris all day at work – and these are by far some of the most lovely I have ever seen – absolutely stunning.
Very nice pictures. I haven’t visit you for a long time and then, what? Paris! This is so funny, as I was in Paris last month with my daughter and I wrote some 8 posts on my blog on this trip…
I can’t wait to read your story!
this is so so so gorgeous!!!!!
the cotton candy colored skies really cast a warm rose onto the ironwork, it feels welcoming, like an old stone castle.
Whaou! did you photoshop the pictures?? i mean: you got the eiffel tower and a blue /white/red backround (like the french flag in the right order!). Amazing!
Hope to read more?
Ps: did you get to visite Petit Pan?
Amélie, Lyon, Frane.
I actually did not adjust or photoshop these pictures whatsoever! seriously, it was just being in the right spot at the right moment. the sky was so delicious that night, perhaps one of the prettiest i have seen in a long time.
Lovely.. I miss france… Time sure passes fast..
I recently stumbled upon your blog and loved it right from the start. Now a Funny Face reference…I LOVE that movie…I am also loving your photos. Thanks for sharing!
My BFF in Toronto turned me onto your inspiring blog a few months back. Since music compliments art and brings back “the moment”, I thought I would share the song “Touching the Eiffel Tower” by Eve Selis as illustrated by my So Cal second grade art students on YouTube. I look forward to more Paris postings and cool projects!
soooooo lovely 🙂 i’m glad you had a fantastic time! i can’t wait for more pictures!