Friday, May 30, 2008

Tour Eiffel

IMG_0184, originally uploaded by eesley.

I'm very lucky to be staying at Colette's place in Passy in Paris since it is about a 2 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. So last night after my dinner and a glass of wine I walked over with my camera to get a few shots of it all lit up. Every half hour or so they turn on the twinkling lights that you can see in some of the shots.

It was very nice, but kind of a strange feeling being at the Eiffel alone. You're surrounded with romantic couples both of the younger and older varieties and with bus loads of school-age children visiting on some type of trip. Some of the couples had brought glasses and bottles of wine. It's almost like you're viewing life from some odd angle where you've slipped into a place at a time when you're not "supposed" to be there. It was very nice to appreciate the view and then be able to walk back home, but it definitely makes me appreciate that what is really special about this location is being there with a romantic partner.