—— 09.06.13 | travel ——

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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 – the 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.

  • Sophie Matters

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

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

    • kisforkani

      Wishing I was there as well X

  • Carmeli Tarranza

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

    • kisforkani

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

  • http://icepandora.blogspot.com/ Ice Pandora

    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

    • kisforkani

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

  • OLLYVIA LAURA

    I WISH I COULD VISIT PARIS SOMEDAY :))

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

    • kisforkani

      Hoping you will too! It’s beautiful

  • rhodawong

    i always enjoy your photos!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

    • kisforkani

      Thank you Rhoda X

  • Rebecca

    absolutely gorgeous photos, I love your coat too!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

    • kisforkani

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

  • Meg Casson

    such amazing pictures.

    http://www.kindoflovely.com

    • kisforkani

      Thank you Meg! So happy you like them X

  • Chelsea

    I miss Paris so much! Great photos.

    http://deliriouslyimaginative.blogspot.com

    • kisforkani

      Thank you Chelsea X

  • http://www.michelleesque.com/ Michelle Huynh

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

    • kisforkani

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

  • RDYN!

    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.

    • kisforkani

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

  • kitsunekun

    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.

    • kisforkani

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

  • Bambi & Birdy

    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/

    • kisforkani

      Thank you, sending much love from Australia xx

  • Joanna

    aw, Paris! I miss the place.

    joannamarjaana.blogspot.com

    • kisforkani

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

  • Mariana

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

    • kisforkani

      Hope so too, it’s wonderful :-)

  • Francesca

    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

    • kisforkani

      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! :-)

  • kisforkani

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

  • The Blonde Silhouette

    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

  • Denise

    Really nice pics…Paris is amazing!!!!

    https://daybydayfashiondotcom.wordpress.com/