A Special Moment at Le Eiffel Tower
I must preface this post by saying that in my original dream of this moment I was being photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower while wearing black high heels, a red trench coat, holding an umbrella, ideally while twirling around in the springtime rain.
Ahhh, so romantic...
In my fantasy, the photographer was my husband/lover/significant other, and the moment would capture my love for him and for Paris.
However, as I was a poor, single, backpacking uni student at the time, I was unable to fit my Louboutin stilletos, Burberry trench, Dior umbrella, and sexy photographer husband/lover/significant other in my backpack.
Oh wait, that’s right: I don’t have any of those things. Damn. I'll have to work on that...
Anyway, I wasn’t going to let some small details stop me from actualising a dream I’ve had ever since I was 7 years old.
I was first introduced to this amazing city whilst researching France for my first school project. The second I saw the picture of the Eiffel Tower in the dusty old Children’s Encyclopaedia I was reading (anyone else remember those?), I fell madly, deeply, truly in love with Paris, and I knew that I simply MUST visit this magical place one day.
Twenty-one years later, it finally happened.
For me, the Eiffel Tower has always been an icon of beauty, romance, style, elegance, and European glamour. To actually stand before it and marvel in its beauty was one of the greatest moments of my life *major tears.*
So although it was not the classic, stylish, Carrie Bradshaw-esqe picture I had imagined, this photograph of me standing before the Eiffel Tower perfectly sums up exactly how I felt at this moment, at this time of my life.
It is a memory I will cherish forever.
Besides, Paris will always be there...as will my love for Le Eiffel Tower.