Dreams Manifesting Right Before My Eyes
Do you want to know why cameras are so powerful? Time. Our most precious memories we have stored in the compartment of our brains. It’s nothing like the experience. That is where cameras come into place. Cameras have the ability to stop time! The moments that are in the deeper parts of our memories, we can stop time, and review them in photo right in our hands. Take a look at the picture hanging on my wall in my bedroom of the Eiffel tower:
Now, take a look at this picture I took walking down the street to the Eiffel tower:
Pretty cool huh? Not sure if it was the exact location of the picture hanging on my wall, but it was very close. My dreams were manifesting right before my eyes. And my camera stopped the time to view that moment over and over again. To remind me of the wonderful time I had in Paris in such a short period.
Rue Saint Dominique
We were walking down Rue Saint Dominique on our G Adventure tour with the Eiffel Tower in plain site. It looked like it was pulled out from a movie scene. I was just waiting for a high-speed car chase to transpire. Before we entered the area of the Eiffel Tower, we stopped at Starbucks and hit up a bakery who had delightful, colorful treats.
Parc du Champ de Mars (Field of Mars Park)
It seemed like forever, but we would finally reach the lawn of The Parc du Champ de Mars for our lunch in front of the Eiffel tower. It is said to be one of the best places to have a picnic in Paris. The park was beautiful. There were policemen on their horses, and tourists also having picnics. We drank wine, ate cheese, and ate french bread. There was an event on the other side and therefore couldn’t venture over there. But it was a dream to sit in front of the beauty of Paris finally.
Climbing the Eiffel Tower
Our tour guide had ventured off to get the next part of our day secured. So we were left some free time. We all agreed to journey up the Eiffel Tower. We headed straight there with other tourists. We were a bit worried since we didn’t buy tickets beforehand. To our surprise, there were many lines, and the line was not that long.
We purchased a basic ticket to take us to the second floor for around 17 €, then waited in the line for about 20 minutes. Finally reaching the elevator, we were lifted up to the second floor. The view was fantastic, and you can see almost all of Paris. There were adults as well as kids taking in the view. There was another level you can climb the stairs to reach for a better view where everyone snapped pictures and took it all in.
There were restaurants on the first floor, but we all just wanted to see the view. There was a visitor center on the second floor which had souvenirs like a traditional gift shop; postcards, figurines, t-shirts, etc. I purchased a postcard, key chain, and shot glass. We spent about a half hour up there or more and gravitated back down the elevator. We were tired after recently walking Paris on foot, and therefore pitched in for a cab to take us back to our hostel. Click here for more of my adventure in Paris!