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No. 50: The Sparkling Tower

Christmas_Eiffel_tower_sparkling_2009.jpbThose of you who know me well, know that j’adore la Tour Eiffel. No matter how many times I see it, it still sets my heart a flutter. I love it morning, noon, or night.

But what I really love about MY tower, as we call it chez nous, is when it sparkles every hour on the hour from sundown to midnight. Not only is it plain lovely to see, but it always makes me smile to hear the crowds who are seeing it light up for the very first time.

The communal “Ooooooh!” and gasps of surprise and awe make my evening trot around the Champ de Mars with Taz so happy, and reminds me that I am the luckiest girl in the world to live in the City of Light and Sparkles!

Vocabulaire

Champ de Mars: the expansive green area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower extending to École Militaire (literally the field of Mars)

chez nous: at our house

J’adore la Tour Eiffel.: I adore/love the Eiffel Tower

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Cami #

    I love your tower as well. Thanks for reminding of that spectacular site.

    November 18, 2013
    • It is such a spectacular site. So happy I got to sip wine with you and your sisters sitting in front of it…and after 10+ years! Who’d of thunk?

      November 18, 2013
  2. Sarah Larson #

    I love these photos! I also said oooooh when I saw this…just like you’ve heard there!

    November 19, 2013
  3. This was my tower from January to April this year🙂 I lived around Trocadéro and had a view of la Tour Eiffel from my apartment. I miss that view so much!! And Paris for that matter. I love that I found your blog🙂 I look forward to reading more!!

    November 20, 2013
    • There is just some sort of magic to that tower, isn’t there? I have left Paris before, and been lucky enough to return, and am dreading having to leave again (possibly). So many reasons to love Paris, and that darn tower is definitely one of them! Thanks so much for reading…

      November 20, 2013

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