TOUR EIFFEL

This is very touristy but here goes - we went to the Tour Eiffel. I have been there before so decided to stay down and people-watch (which was very fun by the way). Lili and Dante lined up and went all the way to the staggering 275 some meters of the top floor. (The tip of the structure reaches way over 300 meters.) How anybody thought about building such a thing in 1887 is an interesting question.

 

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Dante took this great photo from the top. We had such beautiful weather today - you can't see it from this picture but people were actually swimming in the Trocadéro fountain of Warsaw - that long pool in the foreground.  At the rear of the picture, the light blob in the forest in front of the towers of La Défense is the Fondation Luis Vuitton by Frank Gehry.    

Dante took this great photo from the top. We had such beautiful weather today - you can't see it from this picture but people were actually swimming in the Trocadéro fountain of Warsaw - that long pool in the foreground.

At the rear of the picture, the light blob in the forest in front of the towers of La Défense is the Fondation Luis Vuitton by Frank Gehry. 

 

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Here are a couple of pictures from the top. When I asked Lili how the top was, she said: It was a bit freaky.  

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Now here is something über freaky - the Tour Eiffel currently has a zip line in it courtesy of Perrier, a sponsor of the Roland Garros tennis tournament. The zip line will be taken down tomorrow as the tournament ends. A hundred 'lucky' people get to ride the zip line each day - no idea how they choose who goes. The run is over 800 meters and lasts over one minute.   The logic is that 'the zip line emulates the experience of a tennis ball flying through the air' - or something like it. (I have always found the French to be extraordinarily creative with their metaphors. )  Dante and Lili saw them launch a person, and apparently everyone was clapping and whooping. I watched the odd person fly through the air from the ground - and it looked terrifying. 

Now here is something über freaky - the Tour Eiffel currently has a zip line in it courtesy of Perrier, a sponsor of the Roland Garros tennis tournament. The zip line will be taken down tomorrow as the tournament ends. A hundred 'lucky' people get to ride the zip line each day - no idea how they choose who goes. The run is over 800 meters and lasts over one minute. 

The logic is that 'the zip line emulates the experience of a tennis ball flying through the air' - or something like it. (I have always found the French to be extraordinarily creative with their metaphors. )

Dante and Lili saw them launch a person, and apparently everyone was clapping and whooping. I watched the odd person fly through the air from the ground - and it looked terrifying. 

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And here we are on the Trocadéro side. Both Lili and I ended up cooling our feet in the pool.  

And here we are on the Trocadéro side. Both Lili and I ended up cooling our feet in the pool.