Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Pic #3

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Eiffel Tower from the Palais de Chaillot on a cold, damp and grey afternoon in mid December of 1989. The Sacre Coeur Basilica is visible in the distance on the left. Taken by a much younger me on my first trip overseas, with my first proper camera, a very simple fixed focus point and shoot. We only spent a couple of days in Paris, but my memories of the place are still vivid two decades later. We had just been to the top of the tower, and headed toward the Palais in search of lunch (which we found in a nice cafe nearby, featuring both a cute waitress and a resident alsatian). The tower was celebrating its centenary, hence the "100 Ans" sign above the second level.
I forgot about this photo for many years before rediscovering it recently. I like the way the cloud is sweeping across the frame, enveloping the upper reaches of the tower but leaving some blue sky for contrast. I like that I took this when I was thirteen, but would be happy with the image if I had taken it yesterday.

1 comment:

missrabbitty said...

my fond memories of le tour eiffel. had to climb all the stairs...lifts are for girls...and as i approached the summit on boxing day...the gentle whiff of pot...ahh gay paris...i love you...