Happy Birthday Tour Eiffel

I can’t help but laugh at the fact that about 80% of my photos I’ve taken since I arrived in Paris are of the Eiffel Tower. I’m such a tourist (trust me, in reality I’m not). That and I can’t help that it’s literally in my backyard. I’m trying to break the habit and get back to using my real camera again (all these shots are with my iphone- pas mal for night shots, ay? – it’s “saving for web” that hurt the quality most). But in the meantime, I thought I’d do my part to help celebrate the Eiffel Tower’s 120th birthday. The shot above left is what the Eiffel Tower typically looks like at night (and from my window, although I can only see the top of it), and to the right is what happens at the top of every hour- it twinkles for 5 minutes.

Recently, La Tour Eiffel started to look a bit more like this at night. It’s particularly cool walking under it with the blue lights.
And then last night, I was on my merry way near Trocadero and happened to catch a mini lighting spectacle. There were many, many more combinations than this, but these were the most festive to share.

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