Before coming to Paris, I never had a particular interest in visiting the Eiffel Tower. To be honest, it just never quite blew me away. But… I’ve changed my mind.
I first began to see it’s appeal the day we walked along the Seine on the way to the Musée d’Orsay. We were taking some lovely photos along the riverbank, including two musicians sitting under the bridge playing their guitars (oh so Parisien!), when we spotted it in the distance. With each step closer, it began to increasingly command my curiosity. With such a beautiful setting it was hard to ignore this imposing structure’s presence over the city and not take the chance to capture it on camera.
The next day at the end of a bike ride along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, we look up and unexpectedly see it beaming proudly down at us, demanding our attention. It was spectacular! We wanted to get a closer look.
Sometimes the best viewing spots are the unexpected ones. We never quite made it to the famous stretch of gardens, the Jardins du Trocadéro or the Champ de Mars which usually serve as the obligatory backdrop for many an avid tourist looking to get that perfect photo of the Eiffel Tower (we do intend to visit our next time in the city.) We did however, come across a Golden Photo Spot on a small side street called Rue de l’Université. We arrived just as the lights were about to be turned on and captured some lovely photos here.
Looking across at the Eiffel Tower from across the many different areas of Paris only made me fall in love with it more and more. I’m making it my goal to view it from every possible angle of the city, at different times of the day, as every time I do, I am in awe of it’s genius design and magnificence all over again!
There’s something very commanding about the beacon at the top of the Eiffel Tower that rotates, with two beams that shine their lights all over the city. It is as if this torch emits a light of inspiration into every corner of this magical city, like a call to the creative souls around, hypnotising you, drawing you closer and closer til you get lost in its wonder.