Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Eiffel Tower Effect

When we were on our honeymoon in Europe, SIX years ago, we stumbled on an interesting phenomenon.

We got off the train, turned around and there it was!
The Eiffel Tower!
We were so excited that we snapped a picture.
And then we would go somewhere else and see it again and BIGGER and snap, another picture!

We came home with a bunch of not very exciting and excessive amounts of pictures of the Eiffel Tower, that we didn't even go up, and while it was very impressive, not many of our pictures were.

But we were in awe of it!

In DC, the Washington Monument is the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the pyramid, you name it!

Turn around and look! There it is! You get so excited, that you take a bunch of pictures!
This one is from the WWII memorial and is my favorite. It had started to rain and it was getting dark and a rainbow arced right next to the monument.

W took this one and I love it because it shows how they used two different stone quarries to build it before and after the Civil War. And how big the thing is!

But then we just took picture after picture after picture because it was so big and glorious!

Starting with this one, surprising me as I stepped off the Metro in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

What an amazing city DC is!

1 comment:

Clarinda said...

I absolutely LOVE that first picture.