Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guiding Eiffel

for P-K

When in Paris, it's nice to be directed on your ambles and your scrambles through the city.

You may forget about about la Tour, then it comes right up on you and you you can't resist tilting your head back to see what's going on at the top. They meant to melt her down after 20 years of taking a stance along the Seine, recycle that metal, clear the view ! After all, she had served her purpose of commemorating the one hundred year anniversary of the Revolution that was 1889.

In these days of Grai Paris, as in all seasons, the Iron Lady continues to hold her ground - 
watching over, though you wander from her sight.

No, this beacon isn't visible from every one of the 20 arrondissements of the city, but a glimpse of it has reassured many in their wanderings.