Wall of Peace

I usually look at the Eiffel Tower from Trocodero but the other day I went to the other end of the Champ de Mars for a look. They have an artistic display there called the Wall of Peace with a lovely look at the tower.


The glass walls say peace in a number of languages.


Another view.


180 degrees in the other direction is the Ecole Militaire.


This looks like a wedding dress to me. I don’t know why she was sitting on a bench with black shoes talking to these people. Maybe she was there for some photos in her dress.


As I was leaving I saw this car nearby. I’m always surprised to see cars like this in France.

High Above

I haven’t been up to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a long time but the last time I was there with my daughter it was in the evening and there wasn’t any line to speak of so up we went.


From the bottom looking up. My daughter was surprised at how large it was. I always think it look rather delicate with the iron designs.


Far down below you can see the island where a copy of the Statue of Liberty is.


There had been a threat of rain earlier which left some clouds leading to a spectacular sky.


Loved the sun coming through the structure of the Eiffel Tower.

Pigs in Paris

I did a tour with a mother and her daughter. The daughter was such a cute little thing, age 9, and she carried her stuffed pig with her everywhere. The pig, named Piggy-it’s a she-was in every single photo that I took of them. I decided that he deserved a photo of his own.
The little girl was really suffering from jet lag and a couple of times begged to go back to the hotel so she could sleep. That’s when I asked her mother if she ever let her daughter drink Coca Cola. The reply was no, she had never had it, not even once. Because her mother wanted to finish the tour we decided to buy her first bottle, plastic, of Coca Cola. The little girl loved it and chugged it down and immediately brightened up. I felt a little guilty as I’m sure she is still begging for a coke every day.

Blue In Paris

The Eiffel Tower is lit up in blue for six months in Paris right now. It’s to celebrate France being head of the European Union during this time. I’ve seen the tower red too. It’s always fun to find it lit up in another color. No matter what color is chosen, it is always spectacular.

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From the foot of Tracadero before the sparkling lights start on the hour.

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The lights are sparkling and there is a reflection on the roof of the car.

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Closer.

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A view to give an idea of how immense the tower is. It is always a surprise.