Eiffel Tower Photography Paris

La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) is one of the truly great iconic landmarks in the world; it is one of the many things that symbolises Paris. Built as apart of the 1889 World Fair, and was only intended to be part of the Parisien skyline for 20 years; 118 years later, the 'Iron Lady' remains one of the most beautiful and recognised structures in the world.

It is so recognisable through that it is a truly surreal experience the first time one experiences it in real life. It is that amazing and moving to see it in person. It is no surprise that over 6 million people a year visit the Eiffel Tower each year (650+ million people have visited since it opened).

Gustave Eiffel designed the Tower for the Paris World Fair of 1889 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is probably one of the most photographed structures in the world; and herein lies the challenge... to try and photograph it differently. Nothing is right or wrong when photographing the Iron Lady.

Some quick facts on La Tour Eiffel

It has been repainted 18 times and going for its 19th in 2009-10, at 919m it was the tallest structure in Paris and was the tallest in the world for 40 years, the foundations go 15 metres below ground, it was derided and disliked by many Parisians during its construction, after its intended 20 year 'life' it was to be dismantled but Gustave Eiffel had and idea to is it as a military radio tower; an idea that stopped it from being dismantled.

The sun hits, and illuminates, the top of the spray of water from the fountains in Les Jardins du Trocadéro - le Palais de Chaillot – provide a wonderful contrast to the steel of La Tour Eiffel.

City of Lights:

One of the best things about a visit to the 'City of Lights' has to be the ease at which the city can be explored; its is a compact city (only about 10km across) and can easily be walked but, one of the best things about this wonderful city is the Métro. The efficiency by which it transports people around the city is the envy of other international cities; not only is it well planned but the beautiful architecture (mostly Art Nouveau) of the stations makes a trip on the Paris Metro a must for any visitor to Paris.

The city sits elegantly on the banks of the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region). A significant settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities; and one of the most visited.