Saturday, 15 September 2007

A Tale of Two Tours (or Towers)

When Reanna was visiting me we had a day of very tall buildings. First we went to Tour Montparnasse, which is this massive, really ugly, building to the south of Paris. The building is 210m tall and the elevator takes only 38 seconds to get to the top floor. The view from the top is the best in Paris, in my opinion, mainly because you can't see this really ugly building when you are standing on it, and you can also get some great shots of the Eiffel Tower. It's pretty expensive, at 9.50 euros, but if you want a great view of Paris it is definitely worth it.

After that building we went to the Paris classic, the Eiffel tower and had a bit of fun with that, there isn't much to say about these two buildings so instead I'll just show you some pics of the different views you get at the top.

Views of the Eiffel Tower from the top of Tour Montparnasse

Hotel des Invalides from the Tour Montparnasse, this is where Napoleon's tomb is, just shows you how much the French love Napoleon.

View from the Eiffel tower, that really tall black building is the Tour Montparnasse, it really does stand out, as it doesn't match the rest of the buildings in Paris at all!

The scary, machine gun wielding police at the base of the Eiffel tower. I'm not sure what the machine guns are for, as I can't think of any instance when it would be acceptable for the police to open fire on anyone with them, can you imagine the number of bystanders who would be hit?

Reanna and I and the Eiffel Tower

The photo which I reckon nearly all proper tourists take!

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