They call it the City of Lights.
I call it the City of Stairs... and I climbed every one of them.
It started at the Catacombes. I didn't count the stairs going down but it was 83 coming up and it was a spiral staircase to boot. Plus walking the endless caverns looking at the artifacts. Good workout to start the day. I think the woman carring the child and stroller up the stairs had an even better workout... although she didn't seem to be enjoying herself all that much. Not sure why.
Then we went near the Eiffel Tower. Not right at the Tower but down the street. We looked for the highest flight of stairs around and headed right for it. Up that flight of stairs so we could get a few shots of the Eiffel Tower. And unique shots they were I might add. I'm sure the other 10,000 people with the same idea didn't get anything that would hold a candle to my snapshots.
Now down those stairs and over to the Tower, stand in line for an hour and then start walking up the stairs, and then more stairs, and then a few more, then you're at a level platform but the second level is only another few flights of stairs up. Then once we were there, one more flight of stairs and I was King of the World. Well maybe not that high but it was high enough.
Now you might think we had to walk down, but the place was closing so they let us ride the "lift". I felt like asking for my money back having been robbed of the chance to climb more stairs, but the line was too long
The Shadow of the Tower, taken with the Sony A550 and Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 lens.