I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said and better about the Eiffel’Tower other than regardless of all the pictures and footage you’ve seen of it nothing can quite prepare you for how totally massive and dominating it is once you get on under and up in it.

Susan and I voted unanimously not to bother with the time involved to get us up to the landmark’s highest level some 900 feet up. We were quite satisfied and exhilirated with the marvelous view found on the upper deck of the middle tier, such as this one spanning from the north to the east (you’ll wanna click to enlarge… and then max your browser window… then go out and get a bigger monitor and max the browser window on that):