La dame de fer is still one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the man-made world.
All the postcards and cliche Paris scenes can not prepare you for the size and grace of iron lace that rises up 81 stories into the sky.
Unlike the Empire State Building, which is filled with office towers, the only purpose of this structure is to make you feel very small.
It's hard to put your life in the hands of a very old funicular elevator.
Also, it's windy like a hurricane up there. The bubbles on my champange ended up scattered across my person before I could finish it.
Eiffel kept an apartment up there at the tippy-top. I guess that is the ultimate vote of confidence from an engineer.
Best of all, in the bathroom on that swaying top floor, written on the grouting, were messages of love.
Once an hour, the entire tower lights up with twinkling LED lights. A bit tacky maybe, but just lovely anyway.