So the title brought you here:) Or you think that the Eiffel Tower is romantic and wonderful? I've been to France twice in my lifetime and I remember the first time arriving. I HAD to go to the Eiffel Tower....just had to because that's what you do. This shot was in 2005 when I started thinking about a good camera and equipment to create fantastic pics. I'll recommend one thing about this trip to France. Visit the Eiffel Tower. Not because it's cool. Not because it's even interesting, but because it will calm you down so that you can enjoy the rest of what France has to offer. The Eiffel Tower is NOT the highlight of France and it's rather boring. LOL! Some of you might think, "Oh it was beautiful. I don't know what you're talking about:)" Give me a chance to explain and maybe, I'll redeem myself here:) But do get your mandatory pic in front of the Eiffel Tower out the way. But look at the pic. It's not my stupid face or even the tower that commands the camera's attention......it's the couple on the left. It's all about love and February:) That's the real picture and that's where I begin my story.....
The first time to France I got it all wrong. In 2004, I had to crawl up the darn thing and look around the tower, touch the tower and stand in that terrible line at the tower. In 2005, my 2nd and probably last time in Paris, I figured it out. It's not the stupid tower. It's the people we need to be watching that come to the Eiffel Tower! So I laid down in the beautiful park area that surrounds the majestic symbol of France and "people watched" and noticed.....the French woman playing ball with her dog and the colorful stand serving delicious warm crepes. The scene was so relaxing that I actually fell asleep in the park. This isn't hard to do since the time difference between the US and Europe are SO different. Day is night and night is day. However, it makes going out clubbing at night a lot of fun because it's really our daytime:)
What's charming about the area are the formal hedges and plantings. As a gardener, I fell in love with the look and feel of the place. There are a lot of great ideas from fantastic design.
You'll notice some shots with sun and some with clouds. During my two visits, I went in winter and early summer. My recommendation is to go in spring or summer when things start to bloom. It's absolutely breathtaking!
But just in case, you didn't get enough of the Eiffel Tower, here's just one more shot for the road ;)