A fresh morning in Paris!
Destination: The Eiffel Tower
or as the Parisians call it...
la Tour Eiffel!
When I was a little girl, my mom
would allow me to look at her box of
treasures when she would be getting
ready to out with my dad.
I loved to sit on her bed and look
at all the pretty little items.
In it was an old postcard that my uncle
had sent to my dad during WWII.
The picture on the postcard was
of the Eiffel Tower!
I knew immediately I wanted to
go to this place my mom called
"Paris" to see it when I was grownup.
It took me a long time but here I
I am sooo ready.
We hailed a Parisian taxi and away we
went. Can we say Wild Ride?
The traffic is so heavy, so jam packed,
so crazy, I would never recommend
renting a car and trying it.
We were actually clinging to each
other as we weaved in and out of
the traffic! LOL Okay it's funny now.
And there it was... suddenly the mayhem
of the ride made way for what I had been
dreaming of since I was a little girl...
the Eiffel Tower!!
What a beauty!
I couldn't stop smiling!
My heart was singing!
It wasn't just a tower.
It was a work of art.
Every detail was incredible.
So up to the top we went for those
breathtaking views of Paris we'd
My dapper guy!
Oh la la!
(I said that a lot)
Stairway to heaven.
The view to the southeast is
Champs de Mars -
This long strip of lawn is a public
greenspace between the Eiffel Tower
to the northwest and the Ecole Militare
to the southeast.
The view to the northeast is
Across the Seine River, it's the
site of the old Palais Chaillot.
This is where all the fabulous
fashion shots are taken with
the Eiffel tower in the background!
(more of Trocadero later)
The Seine River to the right...
and to the left.
You can see Isle of the Swans where the
small 1/4th scale replica of
the Statue of Liberty stands at the
far end of it. She faces our Statue of
Liberty in NYC!
This is my favorite aerial view photo
from the Eiffel tower...
instead of "Where's Waldo" it's
"Where's the Arch de Triomphe"!
Imagine my amazement when we got up
in the famous Eiffel Tower and there
were Souvenir Shops!
Oh how I loved it.
It's time to go down...
oh yes, we took the
"lift" both up and down!!
With age comes wisdom.
Well our darling Marie Antoinette was
going to go with us to Paris however
when the terrorist's hit in Paris her hubby
was too apprehensive about letting her go.
Soooo, I took her to Paris my way!
Hanging at the Eiffel Tower
with my sweet sis, Marie!!
Oreilles de lapin!
(Bunny ears... sounds fancier in French don't you think?)
This was so fun!
Passers-by smiled with that smile that
made us think they wish they would have
thought about doing this type of thing!
Father & son time.
Mother & son.
In love at Tour Eiffel!
Before we go here's a snapshot of the
carousel across the street from
the Eiffel Tower. We didn't ride on
it... seeing it was magical enough.
Thanks for joining our Eiffel Tower
experience. There's more to come
of the Eiffel and oh so much more.
And especially thanks for joining us
for the Marie photo shoot!
(you looked tres chic dahhhling!!)
Bisous & blessings,