Let's pick up where we left off, shall we? Back to Paris! As you will no doubt tell by these photos, J'aime la Tour Eiffel (I love the Eiffel Tower). I'm not sure what it is: it's intriguing architecture, the story behind it's creation, the fight to avoid its demolition, or the romantic ambiance ascribed to it. In any case, I find myself fascinated by it. I must have taken over 100 photos of La Tour Eiffel, trying to capture it in different lighting, from different vantage points, and from different angles. These first few were taken from the opposite side of the Seine.
This one is my favorite. Everything looks better when my sweetheart is there!
We walked along the river, then cut back to Jardin des Tuileries for an afternoon snack in the park. That's when we received the cutest text from Miss Emma. She was concerned that we might be missing the silly faces she always makes. She was right!
Being the goofy grandparents that we are, we decided to send one back to her.
I know, I know~faces only a mother could love! (So, Mom, do you?)
That evening, we returned to the Eiffel Tower. We had reservations in one of its restaurants, Restaurant 58, to celebrate our 30th anniversary. While we waited, I decided to get all artsy with some photos. Bet you're soooo surprised!
I really like this one.
I love this one. We had this blown up to poster size to hang above our fireplace. Our family room has black furniture with a grayish sectional, a gray stone fireplace, and black and white photos. We wanted to bring something "Paris-y" home but just couldn't find the right thing. We both love this photo, so there you go.
This isn't a very good picture, but at least we got one of us together! Check out the girl behind Rick. When our server said "Smile," she did!
After dinner, we went up to the viewing deck.
This is looking across the Champs-de-Mars, the public park between the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire (Paris' military school) which you can see at the end of the park.
We were daydreaming about living near the Eiffel Tower. We started checking out nearby apartments. It's amazing what you can see with a good telephoto lens!
Here's a close-up of the above roof.
This is on the opposite side.
Here's a close-up of the above roof. I wonder if those people had any idea we could see them that well. Probably not! I felt like a spy, ha ha! You can call me double-o-51 (0051).
Now for a short video.
That's it for the Eiffel Tower. I miss it. Sigh.
Wishing you a fabulous week!