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Eiffel Tower Trocadero Side by m4photo

Any visit to Paris is not complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower and although we did not get up onto the tower on this occasion, I was pleased to grab a few images of this iconic structure during this flying visit. This is the first of six images that I will be publishing from this visit and the only one in landscape from a distance.

This view is from the far end of the fountains on the Trocadero metro station side of the river just underneath the Palais de Challiot . I am not sure what the steel structures are in the foreground but getting in front of them was impossible without getting very wet and risking the wrath of the gendarmerie that were bountiful around the area.

Whilst taking this image, a number of other photographers have set up behind and to the side of me and it was interesting to see them grab this spot as I left. I guess that it was either a good spot or a popular one. Either way, this is another image from my first visit to Paris and which is fast becoming one of my favorites.

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TORRE EIFFEL by bullstyle

La torre Eiffel (tour Eiffel, en francés), inicialmente nombrada torre de 300 metros (tour de 300 mètres), es una estructura de hierro pudelado diseñada por Maurice Koechlin y Émile Nouguier y construida por el ingeniero francés Gustave Eiffel y sus colaboradores para la Exposición universal de 1889 en París.1

Situada en el extremo del Campo de Marte a la orilla del río Sena, este monumento parisino, símbolo de Francia y su capital, es la estructura más alta de la ciudad y el monumento que cobra entrada más visitado del mundo, con 7,1 millones de turistas cada año.2 Con una altura de 300 metros, prolongada más tarde con una antena a 324 metros, la torre Eiffel fue la estructura más elevada del mundo durante 41 años.

Fue construida en dos años, dos meses y cinco días, y en su momento generó cierta controversia entre los artistas de la época, que la veían como un monstruo de hierro.3 Inicialmente utilizada para pruebas del ejército con antenas de comunicación,4 hoy sirve, además de atractivo turístico, como emisora de programas radiofónicos y televisivos.

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View Over Paris by tucoshea

I had the fortune to visit ‘The City of Light’ Paris recently. It was my first visit so I was in awe of some of the surroundings that I found myself in.

Among the viewpoints and things to see was the view from the top of the Montparnasse Tower. This building offers panoramic views of Paris. I had to get a picture of the iconic Eiffel Tower from this viewing area. However, I didn’t have a tripod, so this proved a bit tricky!

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