Eiffel Tower, Paris Day 1, Part 4

After the War Museum we walked to the Champ de Mars, through the back streets, pausing for a while to chill out and have a drink in a little café, well when I say chill out I mean warm up! The Champ de Mars is the park which culminates with Paris’s most iconic landmark, Le Tour d’Eiffel.

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We spent a small amount of time sitting on the grass enjoying the view whilst waiting for the sun to go down so that we could see the tower at night as well as during the day, to be able to wait to see it light up as it does on the hour during darkness. Unfortunately having spent the past half a year living much closer to the equator we were not used to the timings of the sun sets and were suprised to find out how late the sunset was, throwing our body clocks off slightly.

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Whilst waiting for the sun to set we walked up to the tower to keep moving, as an attempt to keep warm, and came across a spring fair on the banks of the Seine which kept us occupied for a while and provided us with dinner a lovely Paella cooked in a small tent by a lovely spanish family.

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After dinner we sat in the park the other side of the river to the tower and huddled on a bench to keep warm and waited for the light show to start, unfortunatly at this point my camera decided to run out of battery so the photos of the Eiffel Tower at night had to be taken on my phone. My phone camera is suprisingly good but is not as good as my actual camera, if for no other reason than the Cannon takes larger pictures which means that they are more likely to be able to be blown up to a poster size.

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