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la tour eiffel

{Photos: Tom & I}

So on the day we visited the Eiffel Tower it was pretty murky and dull. It had been raining all week in Paris so there really wasn’t any better day to visit. The Australian Embassy is actually on the road next to the Eiffel Tower and when I saw the blue sky-ed billboard, I secretly missed the warmer weather just a little! When we arrived at the base of the tower, we were pleasantly surprised by a lack of a line. I’ve heard from others that in Summer you can expect a line that goes for almost half a day long and given it’s pretty much the most popular attraction in Paris, I expected at least some sort of line in Winter too. Well nuh uh! The only other people around were a few Australian families behind us (perhaps us Aussies are the only ones who dare travel North every January). They say hot air rises but I certainly did not feel like it did when we went up! The view was well, nice, but it was somewhat tainted by the overenthusiastic clouds which hung gloomily all around. As you can see. When the lady at the ticket stand asked if we wanted a ticket to go all the way up to the top, we thought, of course (and so we bought the 2 level combined ticket) however when we got to the tip, all we saw was whiteness. It was like climbing Jack’s humungous beanstalk – we were literally ‘up in the clouds’! It certainly did not look like a very romantic looking place for proposals (I personally think Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence is the most beautiful place propose haha) and picnics – theΒ Jardin des Tuileries adjacent to the tower also looked uninhabited in its wet and bare state, so perhaps it was not so much a great idea to visit in Winter. I thought I’d share these photos anyway though for no one goes to Paris without posting photos of the Eiffel Tower! Hopefully next time we visit it will be a more summery and vibrant experience.

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  • Reply
    Sophie Matters
    June 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Wishing I was in Paris right now after looking at your beautiful photos!

    http://inwithsophie.blogspot.com.au/

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Wishing I was there as well X

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    Carmeli Tarranza
    June 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Paris is such a beautiful city. I wish I could visit it someday. Great photos, btw. x
    http://carmelitheshootingstar.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      Definitely, and if you explore beyond the major tourist attractions, there is so much more yet to be seen.

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    Ice Pandora
    June 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Aww what a bummer about the rainy/foggy day :c
    Somehow it looks kind of scary beautiful how the
    Tower surrounded by fog ;P
    Big plus for small line-up! I hate to wait.
    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      You win some, you lose some! Hoping to see it with clear skies and green grass one day :-)

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    OLLYVIA LAURA
    June 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I WISH I COULD VISIT PARIS SOMEDAY :))

    http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/06/gaining-heart.html

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      Hoping you will too! It’s beautiful

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    Lydia Teo
    June 10, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Oh no, thats quite sad about the bad weather. Must go during spring/summer then! But still, going up the tower itself must be an incredible experience! (:

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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    rhodawong
    June 10, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    i always enjoy your photos!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you Rhoda X

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    Rebecca
    June 10, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    absolutely gorgeous photos, I love your coat too!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      This coat was basically glued to my back all Europe! Double layered and fleece lined. Perfect for the freezing weather there.

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    Meg Casson
    June 10, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    such amazing pictures.

    http://www.kindoflovely.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you Meg! So happy you like them X

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    Chelsea
    June 10, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    I miss Paris so much! Great photos.

    http://deliriouslyimaginative.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Thank you Chelsea X

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    Michelle Huynh
    June 11, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    Oh no, I am having such travel envy now. I absolutely love the photos that you took of the Eiffel Tower!

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Hope you get the chance to visit soon! :-)

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    RDYN!
    June 11, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    So jealous! I can’t wait to visit France, but that won’t be for another year or so.
    You seem to have the most fun travelling the world.

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Worth waiting a year for! Hoping to return to Europe in warmer weather one day :-)

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    kitsunekun
    June 13, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    when we were there the elevators were out of service so we walked the whole way up! don’t know if I’d do that again…ha.

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Oh I don’t know if I could make myself do that with all the gaping holes beneath. Brave one, you are! :-)

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    Bambi & Birdy
    June 13, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Hi there,

    we absolutley love your website!!! We just stumbled upon it and feel immediatley enchanted!

    You just got yourself two German fans!

    Have a lovely day,

    Birdy and Bambi

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Thank you, sending much love from Australia xx

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    Joanna
    June 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    aw, Paris! I miss the place.

    joannamarjaana.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      As do I, looking at my photos makes me want to hop on a plane ASAP. If only..

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    Mariana
    June 17, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Beautiful photos! :) Hope someday I have the chance to visit Paris.

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      Hope so too, it’s wonderful :-)

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    Francesca
    June 18, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    It’s such a shame there was so much cloud when you went!! The photos are still gorgeous though. It makes me want to go back to Paris even more.

    xo
    http://www.yummylikecake.com

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      kisforkani
      June 18, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      Haha Paris wasn’t the only place that rewarded as a view of plain white up top! Switzerland also showed us their clouds up Mt Pilatus. Perhaps Europe is best visited in Summer/Spring! :-)

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    kisforkani
    June 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Definitely recommend Spring/Summer! It did not stop raining for a single minute we were in Paris.

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    The Blonde Silhouette
    June 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Wow! I cannot express how very jealous I am of this posting and of your travels! I cannot wait to venture Paris. Would you like to follow eachother via Bloglovin fellow Aussie?
    Kisses,
    The Blonde Silhouette
    http://www.theblondesilhouette.com.au

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    Denise
    June 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Really nice pics…Paris is amazing!!!!

    https://daybydayfashiondotcom.wordpress.com/

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