Wednesday, July 22, 2009

View from the Eiffel Tower


This view of La Trocadero and beyond was taken from the first level of the Eiffel Tower by Lois Anne with a little Canon point-and-shoot. The photo has been posterized.

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Great view with La Défense skyscrapers in background. The same merry-go-round was still there last week.

Frank said...

This is one of the world's greatest views. Thanks for posting it guys. I needed that.

Starman said...

You get pretty much the same view from Altitude 95, the restaurant on the fist level. If you haven't dined there, you should give it a try. It's a bit pricey (of course) but well worth it.

Jacob said...

Starman - On June 29, 2007, Lois Anne and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Altitude 95!

It was wonderful!

Sitting next to us was a young German couple. He whispered in my ear that he planned to propose to his girlfriend and would I take some photos...then he slipped me a small camera.

As he knelt, with the whole restaurant watching, he proposed and I took the requisite photos...

It was terrific.

I wonder if they are married yet?

Vogon Poet said...

Great story Jacob, they found the right guy for their photos!

Louis la Vache said...

Nice romantic touch to the post re your German couple!

Here's the story of why there are so very few skyscrapers INSIDE Paris as witnessed by your view from la tour Eiffel:
Merci, Baron Haussmann.

Jacob said...

Thanks, Louis. And thanks for the link re: Haussmann...such an interesting story and I think Parisians owe him a huge debt!