Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekend Reflections


I've been going up on the Eiffel Tower
for 50 (!) years now, but until my
last visit had never climbed the steps
from the first to the second level—I counted
420 of them, which wouldn't have been bad at all 
if it hadn't been 99°F (37°C) at the time.
It was well worth it, however, for 
this reflection and for the view:



And since it's my photo and my blog, I've taken
the liberty of removing the hideous Tour Montparnasse
from this otherwise beautiful vista.  So there.

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

11 comments:

  1. Wow... you know, I did not go up the Eiffel Tower in all the years I lived in Paris except for when my parents came. Since, I've been up with my son and daughter on two separate occasions. Didn't walk up like you, but I live here on the 5th floor, 111 steps up, and I go up 4 times a day on the average... :) My cardio workout. I just LOVE that you cropped out la Tour Montparnasse,

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  2. Wow... you know, I did not go up the Eiffel Tower in all the years I lived in Paris except for when my parents came. Since, I've been up with my son and daughter on two separate occasions. Didn't walk up like you, but I live here on the 5th floor, 111 steps up, and I go up 4 times a day on the average... :) My cardio workout. I just LOVE that you cropped out la Tour Montparnasse,

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  3. Well it certainly was worth it. The reflections is that fist shot are fantastic. Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. What a view! The top photo looks like a forest of Eiffel Towers. :-)

    I have never gone up the Eiffel Tower. Hopefully it was a little cooler up there.

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  5. The view is great but the temperature would have been way too hot for me!

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  6. Phantastic reflection and a gorgeous view!

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  7. That's a great reflection. I have walked up the Eiffel Tower but not in those temperatures.

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  8. Fantastic view and nice reflection!

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  9. I made the walk the time I went up, mostly because there weren't any lines and also, by walking up, I didn’t have to re-enter a typical day like anywhere in Tokyo by getting on a crowded Eiffel elevator.

    Your panorama shows that if you ever feel like changing careers there is a good possibility of your becoming a professional urban development planner. Way to go!

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  10. I have been up there and enjoyed the spectacular view. I love the reflection - great capture.

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  11. Wonderful view - and I like the "photo-editing" you performed.

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