Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady.....
no no no...not me...
the Eiffel Tower
yep Iron Lady or La Dame de Fer is her nickname

standing underneath the "skirt" of Iron Lady
it is the tallest building in Paris

Built in 1889 and named after its designer + engineer Gustave Eiffel
for the World's Fair
it was supposed to be temporary just for the fair but somehow that didn't happen
and it's still standing tall until today :)))
the most visited paid monument in the world
it is divided into 3 levels
u can ascend to the 1st level via elevator or stairs = 300 steps *good luck*
the 2nd and 3rd level can only be reached by the elevator
ticket varies depending on which level u wanna go to

from the highest level at 273m = 896 feet
here u can see Trocadero the Palace de Chaillot
pronounced as Pah-leh de Sha-Yjo
dun ask me why the language is so difficult...go blame the frenchies

see the Golden Dome there?
that's Invalides where Napoleon's tomb lies
weather wasn't on our side esp for photography

the beautiful Seine River
visibility was reduced due to the winter fog
so the best time to visit Eiffel Tower is on a clear clean crisp day
we are 10,433km away fr home!!!!!
the top floor featured this gallery of 8 sides
each sides pointing to the direction of where the countries are
so we are also on the same direction as Pakistan and Afghanistan huh?
I think the name of Singastan and Malaystan sounds good :P
the bolts!!!! they were huge!!!
every 7 years, the Eiffel Tower is repainted with 50-60 tonnes of paint
and the process of repainting takes years..
so by the time u are's time to paint the part where u started
coz this Monkey is afraid of heights
I dare not even stand close towards the edge
this was how I looked like most of the time 
glued to the inner wall
body shrunk like a cooked shrimp with a heart of a mouse
eyes dare not even wander further than my shoes
nevertheless it feels good to be up there
from here u get the 360 degrees view of the whole of Paris
on a clear day, u can look out further
later JS pulled me for a pic
yes literally pulled coz my feet were so heavy, they were draggin on the floor
with my weight as heavy as a pile of steel
Later, for my reward for being so brave *kakakakaka*
JS treated me for lunch nearby at Chez Francis
the brasserie is located at the junction where Princess Diana and her lover were killed
yea that very famous road/tunnel
and we went to an outdoor photography exhibition
oh look I've got wings growing outta my head
Berr also found his playmate
another pink elephant!!!!!!

If u found this post too short
that's bcoz I'm just too busy
sorting stuffs at work
and arranging for things/events/travels up to April 2012
gawd looking at my WORK calendar I seriously think I need 60 days a month!!!!

to feed your cravings for more pics
pls feel free to visit past postings on Eiffel Tower
Our Dinner at the One Michelin Star restaurant in Eiffel
Night view of the tower
Very nice pics of Eiffel Tower taken by JS last year


Chasing Food Dreams said...

so romantic lah you both! *envy*

what a view!!! hope one day I can make it there also...

CHER-RY said...

hahahah I hope we are romantic :P
*nudge JS*

Start planning and u will be there :)))