Monday, 18 June 2012

Eiffel Tower

On the Sunday evening in Paris we got the Metro from Edgar Quinet over to the Trocadero, to get the view of the Eiffel Tower from across the Seine. At that stage it was still quite cloudy, though nothing like as windy as the last time we'd been there. Then we walked across the bridge, and in that short space of time the sun had come out and it was beautifully warm, so we sat on the bank of the river for quite a while and just enjoyed people-watching, and seeing all the boats going up and down.

The bridge is the Pont d'Iéna , the boat going under it is a BatoBus - a hop-on, hop-off water bus. The large eagle is part of the bridge; the man was, like us, also sitting enjoying the evening sun. I guess it would have been around 8 in the evening at this stage, given that it was around 9 by the time we'd walked back into the centre and found an expensive, but very nice, Indian restaurant to have dinner in. The modern tower blocks are looking up from the Eiffel Tower. We saw them far more clearly on the last day, when we got a bus back across the city.

(The first picture was actually taken on Sunday morning, looking through a rather dirty window on the third floor of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, which gave us great views looking over the Tuilieries and up towards the Eiffel Tower.)




1 comment :

  1. I'm not sure it's the right word, but I love the close ups of the fretwork on the tower. I will add these geometric patterns to my zentangle journal. You look so relaxed in your picture - I can tell you were enjoying yourself. Love the eagle too.