Sunday, April 29, 2012

Night view of Eiffel Tower @ Paris

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is divided into two stages. You can either go up to the top or to the second floor. The top floor can only be accessible via lift and it cost Euro 14 to get there. The ticket is Euro 8.50 if you just want to reach second floor and Euro 5.00 if you plan to climb the stair to second floor. Make sure that you have enough stamina to climb 1,652 stairs. Usually the queue to go up Eiffel is quite long and you may have to queue from 2 hours to 4 hours. Plan to come in the early morning or late evening if you would like to skip the queue.

In my opinion, Eiffel tower sight is better at night as the light illuminate the tower and every hour after dawn, it will blinks for 5 minutes.

Eiffel during rainy day.

Eiffel Tower in Paris bursts into a shimmering display of lights.

Blinking Eiffel.

Captured using my wide angle lens.

Underneath Eiffel.

Engineer Gustave Eiffel. His company designed and built the tower.

Me with Eiffel tower.

Located: On the Champ de Mars in the 7th arrondissement (midwest Paris)
Metro: Bir Hakeim or Trocadero (Line 6), Ecole Militaire (Line 8)
RER: Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel (Line C)


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