Thursday, March 23, 2017
Taking the elevator to the top level is not for the faint hearted.
It was a scary ride to the top
The covered terrace
The open air terrace
It was very windy at the top
The tower can sway up to 9 cm in the wind!
We could measure our exact altitude
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
This tower was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and to commemorate the centennial of the Revolution. It was meant to be a temporary structure but survived to be the icon of Paris.
The tower has three levels for visitors; the first, second and top levels. The top level is about the height of a 81-storey building.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
When we reached the Eiffel Tower, there was already a long queue at the tickets booth. I did not want buy the tickets on line until I was certain of our itinerary but by then all tickets were sold out.
We waited for about an hour
Under the tower
The queue behind us was even longer
This Neo-Classical building houses several museums, a theatre and a cinema. We did not enter the building since our intention was to view the Eiffel Tower from the terrace because this is the place where you can get the best view of the Eiffel Tower.
We walked to the Eiffel Tower and took photographs of the tower along the way