|My friends Angie and Glenn in Paris|
"I like the Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace."
When the Eiffel tower was first built as the entrance arch for the World's Fair in 1889, many people thought it was awful and that leaving it up after the Fair was going to ruin the Paris skyline forever. Today, it's one of the most well-known structures in the world.
Glenn and Angie climbed up to the top this summer, eschewing a 2-hour wait in line for the elevator. I so could not have done that! 1,050-feet of stairs is not my idea of a good time.
|Looking down at the wimps in the line below|
|The view along the clim|
|The Palais de Justice as seen from the tower|
"To breathe Paris is to preserve one's soul"
-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
"I wish I could go to Paris right now."
-Emily Proctor ... and me