The Iron Lady Speaks- My Eiffel Tower Journey

Dreams Manifesting Right Before My Eyes

Do you want to know why cameras are so powerful?  Time. Our most precious memories we have stored in the compartment of our brains.  It's nothing like the experience.  That is where cameras come into place. Cameras have the ability to stop time!  The moments that are in the deeper parts of our memories, we can stop time, and review them in photo right in our hands. Take a look at the picture hanging on my wall in my bedroom of the Eiffel tower:

Now, take a look at this picture I took walking down the street to the Eiffel tower:

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Pretty cool huh?  Not sure if it was the exact location of the picture hanging on my wall, but it was very close.  My dreams were manifesting right before my eyes.  And my camera stopped the time to view that moment over and over again.  To remind me of the wonderful time I had in Paris in such a short period.

Rue Saint Dominique

We were walking down Rue Saint Dominique on our G Adventure tour with the Eiffel Tower in plain site.  It looked like it was pulled out from a movie scene.  I was just waiting for a high-speed car chase to transpire.  Before we entered the area of the Eiffel Tower, we stopped at Starbucks and hit up a bakery who had delightful, colorful treats.

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Parc du Champ de Mars (Field of Mars Park)

It seemed like forever, but we would finally reach the lawn of The Parc du Champ de Mars for our lunch in front of the Eiffel tower.  It is said to be one of the best places to have a picnic in Paris.  The park was beautiful.  There were policemen on their horses, and tourists also having picnics.  We drank wine, ate cheese, and ate french bread. There was an event on the other side and therefore couldn't venture over there.  But it was a dream to sit in front of the beauty of Paris finally.

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Climbing the Eiffel Tower

Our tour guide had ventured off to get the next part of our day secured.  So we were left some free time.  We all agreed to journey up the Eiffel Tower.  We headed straight there with other tourists.  We were a bit worried since we didn't buy tickets beforehand.  To our surprise, there were many lines, and the line was not that long.

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We purchased a basic ticket to take us to the second floor for around 17 €, then waited in the line for about 20 minutes.  Finally reaching the elevator, we were lifted up to the second floor.  The view was fantastic, and you can see almost all of Paris.  There were adults as well as kids taking in the view.  There was another level you can climb the stairs to reach for a better view where everyone snapped pictures and took it all in.

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There were restaurants on the first floor, but we all just wanted to see the view.  There was a visitor center on the second floor which had souvenirs like a traditional gift shop; postcards, figurines, t-shirts, etc.  I purchased a postcard, key chain, and shot glass.  We spent about a half hour up there or more and gravitated back down the elevator.  We were tired after recently walking Paris on foot, and therefore pitched in for a cab to take us back to our hostel.  Click here for more of my adventure in Paris!


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  1. Hi Josiebell
    I like your story about the Iron Lady. I felt like I was walking there through local streets towards Eiffel Tower too. I once experienced that nice smell of fresh and tasty french bread and amazing taste of Chardonnay in Paris. But I never climbed the Eiffel Tower. It was quite a while ago. You described your trip so colourful that I want to go there again.
    What is the best time of the year to go there in your opinion?

  2. I love your pictures, especially the one on the street as you approached the Eiffel Tower. I like the ones from the top as well. It brings back memories. I visited Paris in 2003. Wow, that was 14 years ago. I actually went up the Eiffel Tower at night, so the view was a little different. It was cold, and the wind was blowing, but it was well worth it. Other places in Paris I really liked were the Arc de Triomphe with it's crazy traffic circle, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

  3. Vertical VeloxityApril 1, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Wow what beautiful pictures and you gave me a great idea of how nice it must be to travel to Paris. The food sounds so good as well.

    And they have a Starbucks . Nice comforts from home just in case I get tired of people laughing at my broken French lol.

    Wow I need to take a vacation. I am going somewhere this summer. But staying In America this time. Do you have any suggestions?

  4. Hi Jo Jo, your site is fantastic. Fantastic stories,easy to get around and the pictures and images are to die for, I feel like visiting every place.....makes me want more. I love the use of your videos and how it is like a video diary of sorts. So clean and crystal are your pages and they draw an audience I would think and pack a wonderful punch. I cant pick any faults to be honest. Love it !

  5. Hello Vitaliy,I'd say Spring where the weather is decent and less tourist. Glad you enjoyed my post!~Jo Jo

  6. Hello Andy,Glad you enjoyed my post. Going up the Eiffel Tower at night would have been awesome for pictures. Maybe next time!

  7. I love your story about visiting Paris. It is vividly explained and I felt like I was walking through Paris. That picture from the bakery was pretty I got hungry by just looking at it and the pictures from the Eifel tower left me speechless. Now I am saving up for my own trip to Paris because I want to experience all those beautifull things you wrote about.

  8. Hello Kristina,

    Hope you get to visit, for it was a dream. Glad you enjoyed my post!

    ~Jo Jo

  9. Paris looks as good as I remember it! I need to return soon:) haven't been there for 6 years already.
    We got to the top of Eiffel tower late in the evening, and it was a pretty nice view over the city, view all those lights.

    What is your favorite landmark in Paris?


  10. The Eiffel Tower. Hope you return soon!


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