Paris, France, December 22, 1998


The cost of going all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower is 59F (~$10), so I decided to give it a try. It takes two elevators to go to the top, with the first one going up each of the Tower's legs. At the top, there's an indoor viewing area, and an outdoor viewing area. For my camera's sake, I decided to brave the winter windchill by going outside. To say the least, the night view of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower is awesome.
The Louvre, the Notre Dame, the Right Bank of Seine

Part of Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Carrosel, Musée du Louvre,
and their surroundings are visible on the center of this photo. The
cathedral Notre-Dame is visible on the right side.

La Défense and Grand Arche

Looking westward, numerous modern skyscrapers are visible, which
is a stark contrast to the historic architectures of Paris. This
is a view of La Défense. I stayed at a hotel in La Défense 14
years ago and now, it's completely changed. I hung out over
there later on at 12/23, and saw that more skyscrapers are under
construction. The Grand Arche is a huge rectangular 35 story
arch built in 1989. Can you spot it in the photo?

Ecole Militaire viewed from under Tour Eiffel

Ecole Militaire, or the Military Academy faces the Eiffel Tower
from the southeast end of the Parc du Champ de Mars. I took this
photo from under the Eiffel Tower. Sorry to say that I don't know
what the skyscraper behind the Ecole Militaire is.

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