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Life List: Have My Photo Taken with the Eiffel Tower in the Background – Check!

I have not quite mastered the art of standing and having my photo taken without looking awkward. Emily did not quite master the art of focusing my camera, which, admittedly, is pretty complicated. It was raining, and we were tired.

Still. Look! Yay!

And a note: I originally worded this Life List item “… under the Eiffel Tower”, but that’s just dumb, and I realized this as soon as I saw it. There is no magic in standing under the thing; it’s all cheap souvenirs, tacky tourists, pick-pockets and scam artists. Plus, the view is not that great – it just looks like an ugly metal thing you’re standing underneath.

To get that heart-thumping “omg I’m in Paris” view, we headed out to the far end of the Champs de Mars, the big greenspace right next to the Tower that lots of Parisians like to relax in. I suggest you bring a picnic and hang there for the afternoon (if it’s not raining, of course) instead of bothering to get close.

P.S. I took one of Emily, too.


  1. Cindy

    29 April 2011 at 9:12 am

    There’s something about the blurriness of the picture that makes me think it was taken many moons ago. Like this is a photo from a past life. I like it. Also, “spirit” was one of my spam alarm words. ‘Cause you got spirit kid.

    {I like the blurriness of it, too, actually. It feels dreamy.}

  2. Christine

    30 April 2011 at 2:22 am

    I always look awkward in photos by myself.. I don’t know what to do.

  3. Mrs. M

    30 April 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I actually kinda like the blurriness of the photo… and I also look awkward in standing photos. And sitting photos. And candid photos. And… every other photo.

  4. Kizz

    2 May 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I love them both. Totally different and totally awesome.

  5. zalika

    13 March 2013 at 5:25 am

    wow!! this is my dream too!uke contents

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