Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Paris Day Four

I will never forget the minute I saw the Eiffel Tower. The memory of it is still etched into my mind. I can't describe the feeling, but it was very similar to what I felt when I saw the Golden Gate Bridge for the very first time.
Looking up through the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is magical. It's beautiful and captivating and I couldn't keep my eyes off of it. It is known as one of the most romantic spots in the world and by no means is that a lie. All around it people were kissing and hugging and I had an odd desire to do the same (I am one who hates hates PDA).

I could have spent all day and night sitting on the grass and just staring at it. At night it is even more magical with it's sparkly lights.

The elevator lines to go up to the Eiffel Tower are always long, but if you are willing to climb the stairs the lines are much shorter. You must be warned that the stair climbing is pretty intense.

After spending time at the Eiffel Tower, we made the short walk over to the Rodin Museum. We didn't have much time to see the museum, so we choose to stroll around the gardens instead. For one euro, you can view some of the most beautiful gardens in Paris along with some of Rodin's most famous works. It was my best deal in all of Paris.

I was bummed that I didn't have a chance to see The Kiss (located inside the museum), one of my all time favorite sculptures, but seeing The Thinker made up for it. To me, The Thinker represents intellect and meditation and seeing it reminded me that I needed to stop more often  during the day and spend time just thinking. I bought a miniature version of it for my husband and he wrote about what he thought The Thinker did for him over on his blog.
The Gates of Hell
Along with The Thinker, the gardens will treat you with other sculptures like the The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais.
The Burghers of Calais.

Ugolino and His Children
Auguest Rodin is by far my favorite sculptor, and never did I think I would have a chance to see some of his most famous pieces.
Hotel Biron, where Rodin lived.
My fourth day in Paris is a day I will never forget!

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