For this month’s art feature I picked a Paris design. I don’t usually write about super touristy spots, but I thought I’d make an exception for the Eiffel Tower – or La Dame de Fer – as the French lovingly call her.
If you’ve never been to Paris before, I think you should definitely pay the Eiffel Tower a visit when you go. Yes, it’s one of the city’s main tourist attractions and yes, it will probably be busy. But if there is one thing that symbolises the French capital, no matter where you go in the world, it’s this big iron installation.
Personally, I’ve been to the Eiffel Tower quite a few times when I lived in Paris – in all sorts of weather conditions. I remember the first time I went to the top of the tower. It was on a cold, but clear Thursday night in January 2009. My friend Felix and I had just arrived in Paris a few weeks before and we were still very much high on this exciting new city. That evening, we decided on a whim that we wanted to see the view from the Eiffel Tower.
And we got lucky. When we arrived at the tower, there were no queues. It turned out they were closing about an hour later and we were among the last ones to be allowed up. We were ecstatic; almost nobody there and still enough time to enjoy the view! Speaking of which, the view simply is spectacular. If you decide to go, try to do so on a clear day (or night) though, as you’ll be able to see much more.
Whenever I’m back in Paris now, and I catch as much as a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, my heart skips a beat (in a good way). I know that sounds awfully cheesy, but it’s true. For me, there really is something magical about that beautiful Iron Lady watching over the city.
Alright, that’s enough cheesy-ness for one post, let’s get back to the art. If you want to see more work of Diseño de Sharona, have a look at her Instagram or leave a comment below. I’ll feature another one of her designs here next month.
La Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris.