Jude’s Travel Words blog’s topic for Life in Colour this month is the color blue. Jude challenges us to find “unusual” blues! OK, I’ll do my best…
One of the most memorable moments of our three days in Paris last June was visiting the Eiffel Tower at dusk – we did not reserve in advance to go up to the top, but it was just as well. They light up the tower in the evening so it was especially beautiful on a cloudless night and I was able to take photos of it with various perspectives!
For Becky’s Square Challenge with the topic _____light, today my contribution is the Eiffel Tower’s night lights. I suggested we visit the Eiffel Tower at night because I wanted to see the spectacular sight of this famous tower lit up at night.
Here are a few more shots I took that evening.
More photos – two selfies (me & Dale, me & my son) and one of my son and my sister.
And as a double whammy of squares, here are flashing lights – the many colors of flashing miniature Eiffel Towers that vendors on the perimeter of the entrance hope will appeal to visitors enough to buy one or more. (Of course, I did – my vendor, like many others, was an immigrant from Africa and was very persuasive, throwing in several tiny Eiffels on key chains for free! Whoo hoo!) So touristy and I succumbed!!
While in Paris in June, we (my husband, my son, my sister and I) went to see the Eiffel Tower in the evening since I’d been told it was lit up at night. I loved the contrast between the gold of the lit up tower and the deep blue of the darkening sky. The moon was full (or close to full) also!
We did not climb the tower although my son wanted to – the line was long and we had not ordered tickets in advance. Anyway, it is free to visit and stand under it as long as you like!
We got there a little before twilight, so we watched the sky get darker.
Here’s my husband using the selfie setting to take a shot straight up under the tower.
The Eiffel Tower is, admittedly, especially great as a backdrop for selfies! These people were taking group selfies.
My first Eiffel Tower selfie attempt:
My second selfie attempt, after the sky darkened, with my son – I like this shot much better.
As we exited, we were accosted by vendors, mostly male immigrants from Africa, selling their wares: miniature Eiffel Towers in various sizes that flash when you flip a switch underneath. Yes, we all ended up buying something (except my husband – he doesn’t buy anything he’s not specifically looking for) and my vendor gave me three tiny Eiffel Tower key chains along with my flashing replica – what a deal!