Ezra has been wanting to visit the Eiffel Tower since he was in preschool.
View from our picnic spot.
Saul bought this "toy" from an aggressive/persuasive street vendor. (It "exploded" later this evening.)
The lifts were very fascinating to watch.
The lift coming down toward us.
View from the lift riding up from the base.
View from the second level (height=43 stories).
Montmartre is the hill in the distance. Our apartment is a 5 minute-walk down the hill from the big church pictured (Sacre Coeur).
Part of the elevator.
There are about 2,500,000 rivets in the tower.
Saul thinks a worker left his lock here on the side of the tower.
Isn't that a lovely scene? Looks so neat and organized from 81 stories above.
A kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower. (Don't I look like a Disney princess with my hair blowing in the wind?)
The boys seem to think the kissing is too much . . .
See Notre Dame?
We took the stairs down from the second level to the ground (over 600 stairs).
This is on the first level on our way back down (height=21 stories).
Saul is tired and his feet hurt.
We all agreed it was awesome.
Arc de Triomphe.
St. Jean church near Abbesses Metro station.
Detail of St. Jean.
The kids love these bike/motorcycle parking areas.
Abbesses Station square.
The walk to our apartment is entirely uphill from the Metro (our apartment is the white one straight ahead).
Nightview out the kitchen window.
Sacre Coeur at night (photo by Johanna).
Nightview of "The Eiffel" as Saul now calls it. (From Sacre Coeur)
Waiting for the the "sparkles" to appear on "The Eiffel."
At 10:00 PM they turned the "sparkles" on.