The day that Europe kicked my ass… part 1…

It was our last day in Paris, and we sort of fell into that mindset where we became determined that we were going to see everything that there was to see… or die trying…

a 1Yes, I know that I look happy and well rested as I stand there on a platform half way up the Eiffel Tower. This was still early in the morning, before we succumbed to the madness. We left mom at the hotel and Mollie, my wife and I strolled over and stood in the long lines to take the crazy elevators up the tower.

a 2

This was my third time in Paris and second time going up the tower, and I still haven’t made it all the way to the top. These pictures will give you an idea of how high up you are when you are on the middle two levels… I want to say we didn’t go the rest of the way up because of long lines and time constraints, and there is some truth to that… but seriously, that upper deck is freekin’ scary high up…

a 3

Oh look, there is the Sacre Coeur way over there… don’t worry, we will all end up there before too much longer…

a 4

I think that is the Les Invalides museum which I showed you pictures of in an earlier post, and our hotel is way on the other side of that… just to give you an idea of how far we walked just to start our day.

a 5

Ah, the ever enchanting river Seine.

a 6

There is the Arch de Triumph in the middle distance… we are going to end up there later also…

a 7Even if, like me, you don’t really like heights, it is always awesome to see the views from way up in the air if you can manage it.

a 8Well that picture is zoomed in, and doesn’t really give a sense of how high we were at all.

a 9I mean, those aren’t small buildings down there.

a 10

Okay, that is more like it.

a 11I have one more post about our adventures on the Eiffel Tower before we start in on the rest of that day.

a 12Because it is possible to turn even something as cool as going up the Eiffel Tower into an even more exciting adventure.

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24 Responses to The day that Europe kicked my ass… part 1…

  1. Paul says:

    What amazes me is how there is a lack of huge office towers in Paris. There is only the one big black one in all your pictures. The buildings are big – 10-15 stories but not the 50-100 story monsters in most N.A, cities.

  2. Wow, holy heights!!! Don’t know if my hubby could go up, he and heights don’t jive. I’m ok with it, glad you made it that far up

  3. Nurse Kelly says:

    Those are some amazing shots! And you are always so photogenic – but I think you know that 🙂

  4. OLED PHAT nu glee says:

    We went all the way to the top in a rain storm it was better than a rollercoaster ride but we did not do the marathon touristing like you did. We took more than a week in Paris and took things nice and slow.

  5. swo8 says:

    Art, we lived there for a year and didn’t even scratch the surface. There are so many little museums and art galleries not to mention the incredible archecture of that marvelous city. Enjoy!
    Leslie

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