Thursday, 24 August 2006

With a View to the World's most Romantic City

Of course a few days in Paris just isn't enough for this marvellous city. We started by going straight to the Eiffel Tower to get some views of the French capital from above.

The famous L'arc de Triomphe commemorating Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz seens from the second observation deck of the Eiffel Tower.

The view to the south of the tower.

Notre Dame de Paris looks completely crowded in by the other buildings of the city, but it is actually situated on an island.

The view to the north of the tower across the River Seine to the Trocadéro gardens and the Palais de Chaillot. On the platform between the two wings of the palais a very famous picture was taken of Hitler posing in front of the Eiffel Tower after the nazi invasion of France.

In all the excitement of being at the Eiffel Tower I completely forgot to take a classical standard shot of the tower in front of the symmetrical gardens on the south side. However in a way it's sort of coolb in stead to see it from a different angle where you can see that the tower is in fact situated in an area where people work and live. Must be cool to wake up every day to the view of the world's most famous tower in the world's most romantic city.

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