Eiffel Tower

Summer time is the time for travelling somewhere. It is time for vacation for most. Many of my colleagues at work are having plan to go on their vacation somewhere and some already have gone and back. I love to ask them how things go with their plan, where they are going, why they choose such places etc. These get me in the mood of going somewhere too. At least they remind me about my trip to Paris a few years ago..

I remembered well that Eiffel tower was the place that came to mind after I settled in a hotel room late evening  in Paris. I guess for some reasons, I gravitated to big towers ( looking back, Tokyo tower was the first place I went to see when I was in Tokyo too). I’ve seen Eiffel tower in movies, TV shows etc.  so many times before. I was eager to see it real life.

From the far way view as shown in most movies or shows, the tower stands tall as a hallmark of the city and it gives so romantic views of Paris. Seeing it in close up, my view transforms to a very different view. It is such a wonderful engineering marvel. It impressed me of careful calculations and execution at all levels to support such large and tall structure ( it was the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years).

Those are just parts of my impression. Another part is the artistic part of the creation. Having great engineering design that includes human experience or form is not an easy endeavor.  Eiffel tower possesses a perfect balance between “form” and “function” in the modern days’t term.

For people who come to see the tower, the area around the tower is made like a park (I guess) with big lawn and big trees for shades. When you come to visit the tower, you can take your spot to sit down and relax for awhile.

It was a little bit too bad that I did not have a chance to see the tower at night when it was dark. But even such a short time visiting the tower, it has given me another perspective and impression.

Hope you a great summer time whether you stay home or journey somewhere.

 

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37 thoughts on “Eiffel Tower

  1. anotherday2paradise June 22, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    I love your photos of the tower, YC. It was nice to see it from your perspective. The B&W works so well. Happy summer to you.

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  2. wakasahs15th June 22, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    The Eiffel Tower which you took in a splendid angle. The contrast with the last photo is impressive.Thank you ☺

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  3. AmyRose🌹 June 25, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    LOVE your perspective on the tower, YellowCable. Lucky you to have been able to go to Paris. How awesome!!

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  4. Sarah June 26, 2019 / 3:33 pm

    Truly beautiful photos of the Eiffel Tower! I love seeing it up close as this, this way you can see all the intricate details. A perfect example for marvellous engineering indeed! Happy summer to you too! 😄

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    • YellowCable June 26, 2019 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you Sarah! 🙂 Me too, I always like seeing small details of thing or how they constructed. Of course at the high level has its own beauty too.

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  5. inese June 28, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Love your photographs. They express exactly what you are saying – the harmony of the ‘form’ and the ‘function’.

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    • YellowCable June 29, 2019 / 9:51 am

      I am happy you like the pictures. I have not thought of the tower can be very complex. Thank you.

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  6. Otto von Münchow July 3, 2019 / 11:16 am

    A different take in the Eiffel Tower. And I agree with you it’s quite an astonishing man made construction. So different and so special.

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  7. Charlotte Hoather July 9, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    I’ve seen the tower a couple of times but I’ve never noticed the cuts in the foundation stones I’ll look for them if I return to Paris 😊.

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  8. Jane Lurie July 14, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Hi YC, Your compositions are compelling and work so well in monochrome. Terrific work and they make me want to return to Paris. 🙂

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  9. David & Laura Speer July 15, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    I like we were both there recently, and how different our photos are. The artistic side of your eye and photos. Hope you enjoying, or enjoyed Paris. Look forward to your next postings.

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    • YellowCable July 15, 2019 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you David and Laura. You found very different perspective for the pictures of the tower too. They are unlike many out there. I like it.

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  10. kutukamus July 31, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    How imposing! Love the angles and framing!! And surely that ‘white space’ between the trees too. 🙂

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    • YellowCable July 31, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I am happy you like the angles! Thank you so much!

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  11. Suzy Hazelwood September 11, 2019 / 5:34 am

    I would love to see this tower one day… so majestic… quite an incredible design, and so pretty when lit up at night! 🙂 Love the angle you’ve taken… I would imagine it’s a difficult subject to capture? We have a tower in England too, it’s called Blackpool Tower, stands at the seaside town of Blackpool. I’ve never visited Blackpool either, it’s well known for it’s beautiful night time illuminations. Thanks for the trip! 🙂

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    • YellowCable September 11, 2019 / 6:29 pm

      I missed seeing the tower at night. I would have to stay up much pass my bed time (which isn’t that late :)) to see it.

      You have raised a good question. It was indeed not easy for me to take pictures of the tower. I have the fix focal length lens so wider angle from near by distance of big and tall tower was not possible. Moving further away would pick up some distraction (e.g. at the time it was during French Open which they hung big tennis ball from the tower). These were all I could manage.

      I need to look up Blackpool now in case I have a chance to be in the area.

      Thank you for you comments 🙂

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  12. Chloe September 19, 2019 / 12:33 am

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful shots! Truly remarkable! 🙂

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