Runaway Photo: The Eiffel Tower

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Runaway Photo: The Eiffel Tower

 

Have you been to the Eiffel Tower yet? 

 

The biggest cliché of all in Paris probably visiting the Eiffel Tower. The public transportation isn’t really ideal, it’s far from the city center, there’s not much to do around the Eiffel Tower, and it’s always crowded with tourists. Nonetheless, during my visit to Paris, I determined to climb to the top during my visit to Paris, against all the travel tips I got from the travel professionals. Because? It’s the once in a lifetime thing.

 

I started the journey from Champ de Mars, where you can see the best view of the Eiffel Tower. It was about to getting dark, but I could still see the iron structure of the tower. While we’re hanging out in the park the sun set, and the tower lightened up. ‘How can a metal structure can be this beautiful?’, I was thinking.

 

The line wasn’t bad; waited just 5 – 10 minutes to buy the ticket to the top. 14 Euros we paid; the lift entrance for the top. You can also walk to the second floor and then take the lift but it only opened until 6:00pm. Since it was pass the opening time, we had to take the lift to the top. The lift was fast and smooth. The city was all lightened up, the Seine river was glowing with the reflecting lights, and the sky was dark-dark blue.

 

There was a notice board on the first floor that they are doing a construction for wind-power generator. I understood why when I hit the top. On the level of 896 ft, the wind was very aggressive. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world, and I could see why. It was, really, romantic. On the top of that, there was a wedding proposal on the top of the Eiffel Tower. She looked very cold in her pretty black dress, but they looked really happy. What a night. What a night.

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

Under the Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

 

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

11 Comments

  1. Wow, awesome photos! I’ve got some of the Eiffel Tower at night but none this good. However, one of my favorite photos of all time is one of the Eiffel Tower. Love that second photo where the sun is setting but it isn’t dark yet.

  2. nikki wynn says:

    beautiful photos. We went at night and liked it much better than during the day.

  3. Paul Michael says:

    Beautiful photos—they truly capture the warmth and magic of the Eiffel Tower, the most perfect icon of the City of Love. So glad that you had a great experience there. We did, too—so much so that I was inspired to create a line of jewelry featuring an actual piece of the Eiffel Tower.
    May you always hold Paris in your heart and in your dreams!

    Paul Michael

  4. Julika says:

    Oh, wow, I should have gone up the Eiffel Tower in the dark! Paris looks amazing from above at night!
    It’s strange how I think of myself as not very much romantic and cliché-girly, but how I still consider a marriage proposal on top of the Eiffel Tower with a view like that as pretty much the most adorable thing in the world 🙂
    Awesome pictures! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful piece of romance 🙂

  5. Anita Mac says:

    Those night scenes are amazing. I have to go back and go up at night now! Loved it during the day – but those night shots are wicked!!

  6. Gorgeous photos Juno!! I think the Eiffel Tower totally deserves it’s high profile status. It’s a pretty amazing tower! Trudy and I love it there, whether we have a picnic out the front on a sunny day or visit at night for the light show!

  7. Sofie says:

    Great pictures!
    I just came back from a girls weekend in Paris. We visited the Eiffel Tower during daytime but it was too foggy to see it all the way up to the top.
    Nice surprise: there was an International Buddy Bears exhibition on the Champs du Mars: Bears representing different nations to promote tolerance and peace between religions, races and countries.
    It was my fourth time in Paris and by far my best time!
    If you’d like to know more about what I’ve seen and done there, feel free to check out my blog:-)

  8. […] I was traveling in Europe I was deeply touched by the world famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum, but also pleasantly surprised by how many great charming little towns there were. […]

  9. […] Looking down the view of Paris at night from top of the Eiffel Tower, it is worth the money at least for once in your lifetime. Just like a movie, a man proposed to his girlfriend, and she became his fiancé. As you can imagine, I took so many photos of the Eiffel Tower, and every single one of them was beautiful. To see more photos of the Eiffel Tower, see my photo essay: Runaway Photo – the Eiffel Tower. […]

  10. Lori says:

    I had the chance to visit Paris late March this year. You can imagine that the Eiffel Tower was on my list of must see places while in this beautiful French city. And I wasn’t dissapointed 🙂 I reached the top floor at night, so I saw Paris by night from there – and I was in the elevator when the tower lit up 😉 It was a really great experence!

    • Juno Kim says:

      I’m so glad you finally visited Paris! It’s such a beautiful city, isn’t it? Going up to the top of the tower was worth it, it was so magical. 😉

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