Paris Postcard 3 – It's a long way down!

Eiffel Tower

Our final stop – and probably the highlight of our trip for most of the students – was the Eiffel Tower. I’d previously made it as far as the second level on a previous school trip, but insane crowds prevented us from ascending further on that particular ocasion. Well, it was 14th July.

This time everything was in our favour: no national holidays, not too much traffic, nice weather and an early start from our hotel meant queuing was brief and rather pleasant. We arrived at the summit in record time and allowed our jaws to drop.

River Seine
Ecole Miltaire

I used to say I had a fear of heights, but not any more. It’s a strange thing; if I’m just a few floors up I still sometimes get a touch giddy, but it’s not fear, it’s nausea and loss of balance. Strangely once I’m a long way up I’m always fine, there must be some sort of critical height. Way above that today though.

3 comments to Paris Postcard 3 – It's a long way down!

  • Oh that makes me reminice!My favourite spot in Paris, probably because I love heights! Hope you’re having fun!

  • Brilliant pix, I especially like the one of the tower.

  • Ro

    I remember those astonishing views but, typically, I didn’t have a camera with me on my one trip up there.

    What I still need to do is to go up Le Tour de Montparnasse (spelling?) so I can see the Eiffel Tower properly 🙂