Eiffel Tower a watercolor painting by Jenny Armitage

Paris Giant (watercolor 18 x 24) SOLD

When we travel, we Armitages climb things.  In Paris we climbed Nortre Dame and the Arch d’ Triumph.  But we took the elevator at the Eiffel Tower. We had tickets for the evening we arrived at ten thirty.  We choose the evening  and only the second platform out of necessity because two of the four elevators had been out of commission all summer.  It turned out to be a delightful choice.  It was our only nighttime view from above, and such a view it was. The Seine with city lights is a sight to see.

The Eiffel Tower itself is a spectacular view at night and we were there when the lights came on. The colors of the lights have changed over the years.  When we visited they were predominately gold.   The sky was black despite the early rain.  The wet lawn and paths leading to the tower added to the effect.   Walking to the tower across the park was a plus too.  The vista leading up to the tower is grand and seemingly endless.

 

I took the photo for this painting on our way back through the wet to the metro.  We didn’t mind standing in the wet to look one last time at Paris’ four legged giant.

This painting has sold, but you may still purchase a fine art print.

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