Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (2011)

Photo below: Me, standing on the bridge at Pont de l'Alma.

First night in Paris, I'd walked from the Gare du Nord train station, via Blvd. de Magenta to Blvd. de Strasbourg, which becomes Blvd. de Sebastopol, which runs to the Seine. Then I'd walked along the Seine to Pont de l'Alma. I'd hoped to walk to the Arc de Triomphe, but the bridge with a view of the Eiffel Tower was as far as my short, fat legs would carry me. So, I walked across the way to the first restaurant I came to and paid an arm and a leg for six scallops and some rice, and for the right to use the restaurant "water closet."

Photo below: View from underneath the Eiffel Tower, looking up.

It was the next day when I got to the Eiffel Tower, and I got there by taxi cab.

Photos below: Views of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.


The next day, I went to the Jardin des Tuileries.

2011 Trip