Wednesday, March 12, 2008

La Tour Eiffel et Montmartre.

La Tour Eiffel

On Tuesday we went to see the Eiffel Tower and it was pretty rainy and CRAZY windy all day. The lines were pretty long even now in off-season and with foul weather, so I can't imagine what it would be like in the summer on a clear day. It was really foggy and we faced gale force winds at the summit, but there were some truly stunning views. There is an unavoidable attraction to the beauty the tower has. It is a modern relic of the World's Fairs of the previous century, and with its sturdy structure and feminine curves it just pulls you towards it, but I'm rambling...

After spending most of the day wondering around the tower and going to the summit, we headed out for Montmartre for the evening. Montmartre is magical at night. We got some amazing, postcard perfect images strolling around the neighborhood and had an amazing meal, (Let's put it this way, they know how to make French onion soup in France, go figure). Also a glass of wine is cheaper than a bottle of water, a coca-cola, or a cup of coffee. At least they have their priorities straight!


Lisa said...

Hey you finally got to see the Eiffel Tower!
I Love the Montmartre picture! What amazing color. We might have to end up with a print of that one too :)

I also like your flikr Mona Lisa picture- I don't remember it being that crazy crowded when we were there years before.

Isaac Epp and Kerry Laws said...

It was so awesome! The tower is amazing, and that night stroll through Montmartre was magical... I'd be happy to add that to your image list :D

It was CRAZY crowded around the Mona Lisa, and sadly, not really around many of the other stunning works... go figure.

meltingsun said...

More stunning images guys! Really love the Montmartre picture. Looks like a scene from a miniature/toy town. It almost does not look like real life it is so perfect. Keep them coming!

Isaac Epp and Kerry Laws said...

Thanks TP, the miniature effect is from using our tilt/shift Harbtlei lens. LOVE THAT LENS!!!