Jul 16, 2013

Paris Part 2 : Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and a sparkly Eiffel Tower

The best view of the Eiffel tower was from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It also provided a great view of Champs Elysées. We were lucky that it never rained when we were there but it also never get dark until after 11PM. So my desire to take pictures of a sparkly Eiffel Tower on the dark was crushed. It still was an amazing experience and one of the highlights of the Paris trip.

I went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe with the Museum Pass and stood at the very edge to take the best pictures of the Eiffel Tower. I went there an hour early and stood rooted to the spot. Other tourists slowly started streaming in, all looking for the very spot. Some waited, pouted, jostled, commented. But I didn't move from the place for the whole entire hour, though I was freezing and my legs were cramping. So if you love the pictures of the Eiffel tower, let me know because they were hard won ;)

Picture heavy!!!

A mini Arc de Triomphe

Champs Elysées

Sparkle sparkle!!!

Postcard worthy!

 Can you tell that I was majorly in love with the light and the sky and the tower? I have about a hundred more photos just capturing the changing colours.

A little shopping in Champs Elysées

By day
By night

Just looking at the pictures makes me want to go back to Paris. Such a beautiful city.

Next in this series: The Louvre museum and Palace of Versailles.