Friday, February 4, 2011

A foggy day at the Eiffel Tower...

Hi everyone!

So this past week I had the opportunity to go up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower! It's been over 8 months since I arrived in this delightfully old world European city and this was the first time that I could really take it all in from above. I have been to several other areas, like Sacre Coeur, a church on a hilltop in Montmartre in the 18th arrond. where I have seen magnificient views of Paris, but there is something very different about being atop the Eiffel Tower. For one, it's the only view of Paris that doesn't include the famous tower itself. Since my camera is currently not working, I was forced to rely on my trusty iphone to take pictures, and it didn't do too bad a job! I'm positive I will go back once the weather gets a little better and when I have my regular camera as well.

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I really loved going up the tower and it gave me a new outlook on Paris. It was nice to see it from above, a new angle to take it all in from.


Tomorrow I am heading to London for the weekend for a fashion blogger day so I'll be sure to report to you on that just as soon as I get home.


Until then my trusty friends, take care and see you soon!


xo Spec.

58 comments :

  1. So glad you made it, finally! I'm pretty sure it's illegal to have been in Paris for almost a year and not gone up the Eiffel Tower! :)
    xox

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  2. Absolutely spectacular photos! Only you've made one person in Nevada very jealous of one person in Europe... :(

    Thank you for sharing -- and have fun in London!

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  3. The place looks really cool am hoping one day to make a visit there

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  4. Paris is one of my most favourite cities. The atmosphere is electric, eccentric and charming! These pictures took me back to the time I spent there, many a day just walking around the city and taking it all in. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. For i-phone pics, these are brilliant!

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  6. I was totally shocked as well with how good they turned considering they were taken on my phone! haha

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  7. So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  8. Hello from Indonesia.
    I've never been here, but your photos just "healed" me.
    Thank you for sharing, I hope I will have the chance to visit Paris.

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  9. These pictures taken with Iphone? I'm impressed! #consider to get my self an iphone
    Beautiful! And Paris, i wish i could go there...

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  10. EIffel is so intriguing. Hopefully my future will take me there sometime

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  11. Nice photos. I was at the Tour today and will post my photos shortly. I climbed the stairs. That workout will last me through the end of this week!

    I also need to do more touristy things since I'm here in Paris. But you know when you live in a place you always put off adventures and sightseeing.

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  12. Ciao fellow Ontarian! I come from the Niagara Region but now call Sardegna, Italy my home. I've had the pleasure of traveling all over Europe, if you have any questions let me know. Have a great time. Awesome photos. Congrats on Freshly Pressed.

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  13. I've been to Paris four times and still not gone up the Eiffel Tower. Seeing your photos makes me want to. Okay, so maybe I will have to make trip number five soon.

    Thanks for sharing the view!

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  14. Some really cool pictures! Paris is one of my favourite cities!

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  15. So true, I've been here 10 months and only now have I been up the tower and to the Louvre. :)

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  16. Oh how I miss Paris. Even when its cloudy it appears delightful to my eyes. But alas, I am in the armpit of Washington State....and I can only wish... I was there....

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  17. Ahh love the beautiful panoramic views

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  18. You got some nice pics even though the weather was not fantastic. Paris is definitely a beautiful city! Never been bored of walking around with no special target, it's always a delight for the eyes. One of my favorite spot : Le Pont de l'Archevêché where you get a sweet view of Notre Dame and over the Seine.

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  19. I read the "about you". I'm a soon to be 40 year old vagabond traveler from Dallas, TX exploring the states for a change. You might like my blog...http://adventuresofacouchsurfer.wordpress.com. Let me know if you ever make it this way.

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  20. I wish i could go there soon! Cool adventure!

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  21. I'm a fellow Torontonian (living in NY) and love Paris. But even after living there for a year and visiting many times, I've never gone up the Tower. I love prowling the back streets of the Marais; rue du Vieille du Temple is one of my favorites.

    My favorite photo of the Eiffel tower is one I took at BHV in the men's department, where they'd placed a miniature of it, covered in glitter, beneath a glass cover like some rare specimen.

    Have fun in London!

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  22. Did Paris detected any nuclear radiation ( Air, Food)??

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  23. Love your photos! Now I am longing for Parisian baked goodies... I do not think there was anything I did not like about the city when we visited. Tourists might be the only thing :-)
    Enjoy your trip!

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  24. I want to go to Paris! It looks like such a cool city!

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  25. It seems a very nice view of the tower, hope I will have a chance to sense that face to face, fighting!

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  26. I went to Paris not too long ago... loved it. Great photos!

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  27. Paris is a charming city. It's my dream to wear a vintage dress and ride a bicycle in the wine provinces of France. I am green with envy !

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  28. very cool photographs. nice wide angle too bad the sun wasnt out still an amazing pics

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  29. these are great pics! I'm actually going to France this summer so it's cool to get a little idea of other peoples Paris stories :)

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  30. i hope one day i can stand on the top of eiffer tower too hehe

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  31. It's a great view, anytime. My son live in Paris, has been there for eight years now, and still can't stop taking photos of La Tour. Have a fun time in London - almost as good as Paris ;-)
    Be well,
    J.

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  32. Amazing view and great pics! I only got to see the night view when I was there! Thx for sharing~

    XOXO Lisa

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  33. Impressive photography and keep it up
    Thanks for sharing fantastic picture

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  34. Hi there. Great photos. Paris is a wanderful city. I actualy have similar shots on my travel blog. Pease visit if you are interested. www.travelandlivinglife.wordpress.com If you like my blog perhaps we can put each others link our our own. Keep in touch if interested.

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  35. Ah, Paris! We love the city and can't wait to go back. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

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  36. a place ive always wanted to go. ill get there one day. love the pictures you have. i love the last pic you got. just a bummer about the busses at the bottom of the pic. would of been perfect. but they are awesome.

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  37. Great pics - enjoy London :-) and

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  38. Great pics - enjoy London :-) and congrats on FP

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  39. that is a most excellent dream! I hope it comes true!

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  40. Have fun this summer! If you ahve questions or anything don`t hesistate to pop me an email - I`m happy to help out!

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  41. i didnt get a chance to go up the tower while i was in paris, so now i know what it looks like from atop haha -- enjoy london, it's my favorite

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  42. I envy, I envy, I envy. I'm going back to Paris in May for Sade and MotoGP, I can't wait. Great photos. The thing about Europe (sth that other cities don't have) is that I can watch over and over all my photos and google again again like it's my first time. It's something in the air. You go London and write back.

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  43. Hope I can go there too, someday.

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  44. Wow for iphone pics they are pretty fantastic shots. Nevertheless you still have to have a good eye for good photos. I'm so jealous and I wish you the best on your European experiences. Ciao,
    Check out my blog at http://badnewstravelsfast.wordpress.com/

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