tour eiffel: because I’ve taken a million pics

the eiffel tower (tour eiffel en français) is more french than baguettes. well, maybe not. but it’s up there. it’s so french, so parisian, in fact, that I’ve seen it a million times and taken a bunch of pics of it. this is significant because I don’t normally care for trite, tourist-y representations of a city. (I never saw the white house in the seven-plus years I lived in washington, dc and I never even went close to the statue of liberty when I lived in new york.)

the eiffel tower, however, is right in the center of paris and can be seen from a bajillion places near and far. you can’t help but notice it. yes, it’s tourist-y. but it’s also symbolic (it was built to commemorate the french revolution) and makes the city’s landscape instantly recognizable.

some of the pics I’ve taken so far:

la tour eiffel! taken from near the trocadéro metro on mardi gras.
la tour eiffel! taken from near the trocadéro metro on mardi gras.

 

as seen from a descending plane!
as seen from a descending plane!
taken from the seine river, during a cruise on valentine's day.
taken from the seine river, during a cruise on valentine’s day.
one of my faves. taken from near the alma marceau metro before a trip to the quai branley museum.
one of my faves. taken from near the alma marceau metro before a trip to the quai branley museum.
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