To capture the magnificent Eiffel Tower in its typical brilliant lights is the most endearing desire of each and everyone visiting Paris. Maybe but not absolutely. In my case, it was. Even if you’ve had taken lots of photos of it on the first visit you would definitely take more on the next visit and it wouldn’t matter at all if the photos would look the same though in different angles. Well, it was what I thought the second time when hubby and I flew to Paris one winter day. But that thought changed when we saw the Eiffel Tower dazzling but not blinding in blue.
We had no idea why it looked different that time but once there, we learned that France had the presidency chair for European Union (in 2008) and to celebrate it the Eiffel Tower was embellished in blue. Aside from seeing the tower illuminating in the winter nights we anticipated a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve celebration. Unfortunately and as to our disappointment, the country banned fireworks the same year. But the Eiffel Tower disappointed no one when it glistened, switching colors from blue to white and to a shade of neon lights. It was more magnificent in the winter nights. But one had to be quick to snap a photo when it showed its different brilliant colors because it would only stay like that for a couple of minutes and then it would stay illuminated in blue. Lights were off in the day though.
That’s how we captured the eminent tower not in its ordinary lights at night. What would be the next surprise and when? We never know till we get there again.