These are days you’ll remember.
Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this.
And as you feel it, you’ll know it’s true that you are blessed and lucky.
It’s true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.
One day I’ll remember forever is my recent visit to the Eiffel Tower. All my life I’ve seen images of this icon of Paris. To come face to face with this immense tower–oh, my. What a wonder!
It is gigantic. You hear that it is 1,000 feet high and the statistic flits right out of your head. But when you stand dwarfed underneath it, you experience how tall that really is!
The design is complicated and intricate, far more than it appears from a distance. The metal is held together with more than 2 million rivets. These metal pieces, each so small, work together to hold up the massive structure. And it’s been standing since 1889.
The Eiffel Tower is currently three shades of brown. When presented to Paris to commemorate the French Revolution, the tower was painted red. As much as I love it today, I think a return to red would make it really “pop” in the sky.
Did you know that a park spreads out from the Eiffel? Parisians loll on the lawn, picnic, stroll. I suspect this scenery never grows old, even for those who live here.
The magnificence, the history, the universal recognition of this symbol of the City of Light — being in its presence touches something in me. If you get the chance, hang out at this tower. Marvel at the design. Travel up in it and take in the vistas of Paris. I think you’ll find it to be a day you’ll always remember–and treasure.
Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photo edited with Kim Klassen’s texture May. Also linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “These Are the Days” by 10,000 Maniacs.