Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Eiffel Tower

Just before we got to our room, we stopped into a Russian grocery store and bought some Russian vodka and some sort of fruit juice for a little beverage in our room. It was interesting seeing all the traditional Russian foods in this little store. Ethan was leery about the vodka at first, since it is stereotypically rotgut for serious alcoholics on TV and in movies....but it was really good. The bottle was pretty, but not quite pretty enough for me to bring it home, so we chucked it, in the end.

After our relaxing beverages, we headed over to the Eiffel Tower. We had purchased lift tickets before we left, so we could avoid the often mammoth lines that form to go up. This meant we were locked into a specific time, but we felt it was well worth it to avoid those lines. Our ticket was for 8pm, hoping to be up there as the sun set spectacularly. We got into the very short pre-reserved ticket line, and headed up. The elevator lets you off at level 2, which is 115 meters up. We walked around and enjoyed the view here. It was pretty cloudy, but with a spectacular double rainbow that unfortunately does not photograph well...

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