Photography, Architecture, France

Night at the Eiffel Tower

If you get a chance to climb the Eiffel tower for sunset with macarons and champagne, you take that chance

April 27, 2017

Looking down from the Eiffel Tower at the street below through cast iron beams lit by golden lights

In the pantheon of famous landmarks, the Eiffel Tower is pretty much up there with, I don't know, the earth itself, as a symbol just about everyone has seen. But, climbing the stairs during sunset, I realized that I hadn't seen much of what it's like to actually be there, on the thing itself, looking out over central Paris.

So I started trying to capture some sense of what you can see and what it feels like to be clanking up cast iron stairs as the sun sets and the famous light display comes on. It was a crisp night, and the views of some of the most iconic parts of the city matched perfectly with some champagne (slightly extortionately priced, but what are you going to do) and macarons.

Fog clearing above the Madrid Chamartín station to reveal the Cuatro Torres

A detail shot of the restored but ancient Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain

The aqueduct in Segovia shining in the morning light as people go about their day

A scene from Plaza Mayor in central Segovia

The rooftop architecture of Segovia, with snowy mountains shrouded in clouds behind

Another photo of the rooftops of Segovia, with snowy mountains shrouded in clouds behind

A statuesque town square in Segovia

A steeple rising above the city

Renfe tracks leading south out of Segovia

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