Monday, April 9, 2012

Exploring the heights of Paris: The Eiffel Tower




A couple of weeks ago we visited the top of the Eiffel Tower, at 275 meters. (This is where the platform is, but the very top of the tower, with the antennas, is 324 meters high.)
This building of wrought iron was made for the World Fair in 1889, by Gustave Eiffel. It's an amazing structure, and during those 133 years it has become a real icon of Paris.
To avoid the 2-hour wait to access the elevator, we decided to walk the stairs all the way to the 2nd floor.  That is more than 700 steps, equivalent to a 42-story building!.. It's an amazing experience, literally walking within the iron construction with the view that changes all the time, and it's a great fresh-air workout!
The top part of the tower is only accessible by elevator, but on the 2nd floor the wait wasn't long, and before long we were on the top platform, enjoying an amazing view of Paris, all around.  From the hot sunshine on the 2nd floor, we experienced ice cold wind up there. What a feeling, being high above the city, admiring Paris from above, and on the same time experiencing this very special monument.
Afterwards we had lunch on the 1st floor restaurant, by the big panorama window. After all this walking, it was very nice to sit down, have a good meal while still enjoying the view.































3 comments:

  1. Wow! What an experience that must have been.

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    1. Yes, it was amazing! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  2. nice posting.thanks for sharing

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