That firefighters are hot….and Paris is no exception.
As I went towards the Eiffel Tower today, I was surprised to see someone rappelling off it. Even more surprised to see a bunch of firefighters gathered underneath. I’m assuming they were doing exercises of some sort. Anyways, they took turns for the entire time I was there. Seeing the firefighters milling about (I don’t know what it is but it’s there!) was awesome…the military men on the other hand…love the beret, the machine gun I could do without.
La Tour de Eiffel, the Iron Lady, whatever you want to call her….she is impressive. Have a healthy respect for the ground level and a terrifying fear of glass elevators, I did not go to the top. There isn’t much point when I would spend the entire time closing my eyes, gasping for breath and quite possibly either chanting (I wanna go down, I wanna go down) or screaming bloody murder (Get me the hell off of here!). And let me tell you, it is really hard to keep a low profile after that.
The queues were atrociously long but at least it wasn’t sunny! I walked to the opposite end of the Parc du Champs and stood on a little knoll to take some shots. I was trying to be quick as there was an obnoxious man shouting orders to a guy taking a picture of him and his newly affianced girl (some of this is supposition because he was speaking French but with what I think was a German accent) and telling him how the composition of the pictures should be..blah, blah, blah. So, in my haste, I apparently failed to notice that I was on unlevel ground! So, even though she looks like the Iron Lady After Too Many Glasses of Rosé – she’s still as upright as ever (it’s that girdle!)
This the Ecole Militaire where Napoleon went – one of his instructors reportedly said, “he could go far under favourable circumstances”.
I hope that guy got tenure.