After a wonderful day's outing to Versailles, we took theVersailles Train back into the city of Paris disembarking near the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars. We walked along the banks of the River Seine, as we approached the tower feeling smaller and smaller the closer we got to the foot of the 1,000 foot tower of steel. It was built 100 years after the beginning of the French Revolution by Gustav Eiffel a world renowned bridge builder.
We did not ascend the tower, but took in the sheer mass of the structure which is difficutl to represent in a painting. Under the legs of the tower are many ornate kioks of postcards and souvenirs, and amazingly delicate antigue carousels that soften the strong contrasting lines of the tower. Our hometown Seattle Space Needle shrinks in comparison to the monolith of Le Tour Eiffel!