A most famous landmark
Until I get in the blogging spirit though, I shall leave you with a simple post about a not so simple thing: La Tour Eiffel.
Though it's been documented and photographed to death, there is nothing so inherintly photogenic, so completley iconic as the Eiffel Tower.
Because of it's symbolism, it's cultural embodiment, it's world wide recognition, when you finally do see the tower up close and personal, you feel like you've been there before. Yet at the same time there is a magnetism and mystery that draws you to it and pushes it beyond being just another famous building.
Yes, France's most famous landmark (and Freudian phallic symbol) is everything you expect it to be (if not maybe a bit smaller than you had thought). It is the one thing that, upon viewing with your own eyes as you stand on the Champ de Mars or Trocedero, makes you say "I guess this would be Paris."
Behold La Tour Eifell in all it's glory, at night and day, in summer and winter, these are my favouite photos that I have taken of this enchanting beacon:
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