HD photos of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France - Page 1
When taking a holiday in Paris, one of the main tourist attractions most people think about visiting is the famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, spelt Tour Eiffel in French, and below you can see many high definition photos we took showing different, angles, views and perspectives of this famous monument, an icon known throughout the world.
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Looking over the Trocadero water cannons that are facing the Eiffel Tower
This first photo was taken as we were looking towards the Eiffel Tower from the cannons located within the Trocadero Gardens, and as you can see, although the image itself can be enlarged, there are different points you can view to see even more details of this famous monument and worldwide icon.
The Eiffel Tower UEFA Euro 2016 football
First opened in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, over the years the Eiffel Tower has seen numerous major events, and is often adorned with specific items to emphasise these, just like you can see in this photo showing a football hanging from the centre for the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championship hosted by France.
Hidden gardens at the base of the Eiffel Tower
Not many people realise that there are actually two large ponds in the Champ de Mars gardens that are located either side of the Eiffel Tower, and they make a pleasant walk through without the crowds, yet also provide a fantastic photo opportunity of this fantastic monument from a completely different perspective, just as you can see in this image with all the greenery, weeping willow trees, the flowers in full bloom and the water shimmering, making the structure stand out even more.
The Champ de Mars Gardens
Photos of the Champ de Mars
Tourists visiting The Eiffel Tower
Visiting the Eiffel Tower is one of those things that is on the list for most people when going on holiday to Paris, and in 2002 it saw its 200 millionth visitor since the monument first opened, yet as you can tell from this photo, it is still a very popular attraction that receives well over 7 million visitors each year, and although this was a queue for one of the elevators, or lifts, there is one pillar that you can choose the option of using the stairs, which is cheaper
The Eiffel Tower Construction
Here you can see a photo of the Eiffel Tower we took looking up at the structure from one of its four legs, or pillars as they are known, and designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair, the iconic landmark in Paris is an impressive structure and there are some really quirky facts that you can discover, just like the fact that there were exactly 2,500,000 rivets used, and made of iron, it is often known as the Iron Lady.
North westerly facade with names of different scientists on the Eiffel Tower
Here you can see a close up panoramic photo showing a section of the northern facade of the Eiffel Tower, which is in line with the Trocadero Gardens and this part of the structure was engraved on all four sides with the names of 72 scientists, and here you can see the mechanic Seguin, a Mathematician Bresse, Cuvier who was a naturalist, Dulong that was a physicist, the chemist Lavoisier, Flachat an engineer and Legendre who was a geometer, to name some.
Photo of the River Seine along side the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is without a doubt the most famous tourist attraction in Paris, and can be seen from lots of different places around the city, and this is a photo of the Eiffel Tower that we took as we were going along the River Seine on a sightseeing tour, and as you can see there are also numerous houseboats that have an idyllic view point of this famous landmark, especially when the weather is being kind as well.
Communications on top of the Eiffel Tower
This close up photo of the Eiffel Tower you can see the numerous antennas and communications masts, and in fact, this icon has been used for radiographic experiments in the 1890s through to communications experiments including the telegraph at the start of the 1900s, radio transmissions and much more, and over the years the Eiffel Tower has seen the first TV broadcasts, through to the first digital antenna being installed and today there are 120 antennas on this impressive landmark
View of the Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III
This is a photo we took from the Pont Alexandre III bridge over the River Seine, which was constructed for the 1900 World Fair in Paris along with the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, and as with many places in the city, you can have great photo opportunities of capturing the famous Eiffel Tower, however, when you look at the history of the Eiffel Tower, you will discover that this was constructed for an earlier World Fair.
Using the stairs or elevators at the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the most famous landmark in France and designed by Gustave Eiffel, it was a major feat of engineering, especially when you consider that hydraulic lifts were installed into the structure back in 1889, yet these have been replaced by electric elevators with double carriages, and in this photo, you can see one of the double cabin elevators which are located in the pillars that carry passengers up to the first and second floor.
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars
On a lovely summers day the Champ de Mars park is an ideal place to relax in the sun, have a picnic, or just admire the fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower, and this is a photo we took from near the end of the gardens close to the Wall for Peace looking towards this famous tourist attraction and across to the Palais de Chaillot that you can just see in the distance, which is is on the opposite side of the River Seine and also provides great views of the Tour Eiffel.
The childrens carrousel just in front of the Eiffel Tower
Even though the Eiffel Tower is a historical landmark in Paris, if you are on holiday with children and not venturing up the tower, they do not need to get bored just looking at the structure, because, as you can see in this photo, there is a traditional merry go round, or carrousel, located just outside the gardens at the base, yet very close to the River Seine.
But even the static bikes including an old penny farthing that are to the right of the image, were also very popular with both adults and children and of course the Tour Eiffel makes a great backdrop for an experience the family will not forget.
View of l'Homme statue in Trocadero Gardens and the Eiffel Tower
You will discover numerous different statues, monuments and many different tourist attractions while visiting Paris, and this photo shows a view from the esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot while we were standing by the statue called l'Homme, looking over the Trocadero Gardens to the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower north easterly facade viewed through trees
As we mentioned earlier, the Eiffel Tower was originally meant to be taken down after twenty years, but this icon is still standing well over 120 years later, and holding the record for the tallest tower until the Chrysler Building in New York was constructed, there are numerous copies and scale models that can be discovered throughout the world, although nothing beats seeing the real thing, like this view from the trees showing the eastern facade.
South facade of Ecole Militaire with the Eiffel Tower
Napoleon Bonaparte once studied at The Ecole Militaire, and positioned at the end of the Champ de Mars, which used to be a drill ground for the school, here you can see the south facade of this building with the Eiffel Tower behind at the opposite end of the garden in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris.
View of the Eiffel Tower looking through broken glass at the Wall For Peace
Yet at the end of the Champ de Mars garden just in front of the Ecole Militaire you will come across a monument called the Wall For Peace, which is Mur de la Paix in French, and although one of the glass panels was rather cracked, we decided to take this photo looking towards the Eiffel Tower, and as you can tell this is a rather unusual photo of this famous landmark, which we could not resist including, even though the Eiffel Tower is not that easy to see in all its glory.
Wide angle view of northern end of Champ de Mars that is home to the Eiffel Tower
From the Palais de Chaillot going over the River Seine via the Pont d'Iena, you will reach the northern part of the Champ de Mars and this is a wide angle photo we took showing a part of the Eiffel Tower positioned in this area of the historical gardens.
View of Eiffel Tower showing the south east and south west facades
The facades of the Eiffel tower were positioned in such a way that they would provide the best views to specific areas, and the south east side faces towards the Military School called the Ecole Militaire, whereas the south western side that you can only see a small part of, faces towards an area of Paris known as Grenelle.
The Gallic Warrior statue in front of the Eiffel Tower
The bridge going over the River Seine right by the Eiffel tower is called the Pont d'Iena, and at each of its four corners is a large stone statue, and in this photograph you can see the Gallic Warrior statue in front of the famous iron landmark.
Looking good, the Eiffel Tower Lights at dusk
Paris is often known as the city of lights, and one of the popular destinations for people to visit in the evening is the Palais de Chaillot and stand on the terrace, called the Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme, in order to get a good view of the Eiffel Tower illuminations from an elevated position, which is exactly what we done, and this is one of the photos we took showing the lights on the Eiffel Tower just as it was getting dark.
Eiffel Tower north western facade viewed from Avenue de New York
While we were standing on the Avenue de New York, we took this photograph looking over the River Seine at the north western side of the Eiffel Tower, which actually has to be repainted with several layers of paint approximately every seven years amounting to around 60 tons used each time, that takes an entire team of painters over a year to complete by hand brush including cleaning and rustproofing before the paint, so that the iron structure does not oxidise.
View of the Eiffel Tower from Port de Suffren next to the River Seine and cafe
But if you fancy getting a different view of the Eiffel Tower and maybe relaxing at a cafe, then why not think about going down to the quayside next to the River Seine and the Pont d'Iena bridge, where you can get great views of all of these, and this is where we were standing at the Port de Suffren by the Vedettes de Paris sightseeing cruise boat dock when we took this high definition photo of the Tour Eiffel above.
This photo of the Eiffel Tower was taken from the Promenade Quai Branly between the trees
Yet this time we were walking along the Promenade Quai Branly when we decided to position ourselves in between the trees and flowers to take this photo of the Eiffel Tower looking over the road where the l'OpenTour tour buses stop, and although a part of the base and legs are hidden by the trees, we feel that this image shows how picturesque the area can be, even though it is in the heart of Paris.
HD photo showing the Eiffel Tower from Place des Martyrs Juifs du Velodrome d'Hiver
This little known square that has a promenade and a monument dedicated to the Jewish martyrs of the winter stadium round up in World War II is situated in the 15th Arrondissement above the train tracks and road, yet right next to the River Seine, and as you can tell from this image, it provides a really different view of the Eiffel Tower.
Now this is only approximately 20 minutes walk away and shows the contrast between such a historical monument and the far more modern buildings situated in this area of Paris, yet being such a tranquil place, this is a great way of getting an unusual photo of the Tour Eiffel from a distance without the crowds.
Eiffel Tower viewed from the top terrace of Palais de Chaillot called Parvis des Droits de l'Homme
This photo we took of the Eiffel Tower was taken from the terrace that is located in between either side of the Palais Chaillot with its golden statues, which is called the Parvis des Droite de l'Homme. Yet as you can tell, there were numerous tourists around, many of whom were thinking of doing the same thing as us, which was heading for the esplanade at the front, and being it is high up on the hill, you can then experience an uninterrupted view of this famous monument.
Eiffel Tower with the Bull and Deer statues that sit in the Trocadero gardens
The Trocadero Gardens have been featured in many films and provides a lovely view of the most famous landmark in Paris, and this is a photo of the Eiffel Tower with the Bull and Deer fountain statue in the foreground, which we took at dusk while waiting for the Tour Eiffel lights and illuminations to come on later that evening.
Eiffel Tower lower base section with its lights at night
To take this HD photo we were positioned right on the esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot in the 16th Arrondissement, and this picture shows the bottom section of the Eiffel Tower just as the lights were going on, along with the thousands of people mingling around and enjoying the evening within the Champ de Mars park that stretches from the Tour Eiffel to the Ecole Militaire, which is the building you can see under the structure at the end of the uniformed trees in the garden.
Panoramic picture of the Eiffel Tower
However, here you can see a very large portrait photo of the Eiffel Tower that had a football hanging from the second floor, along with flags on the Pont d'Iena and an enormous screen below the tower in the Champ de Mars for the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships, which were being hosted by France, with the opening game and final being held at the Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris.
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