Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eiffel Tower

I love the Eiffel Tower.
Just standing in under this magnificent structure made my heart beat a little faster.
It was amazing seeing the complex lattice work as we walked up each step and going higher and higher until we looked down at the wonderful view, over this magical City.
All the nuts and bolts that had gone into this huge structure, reminded me of the days when we used to play with my brothers meccano set.
This Landmark evokes such romantic and happy memories.

Postcard of Model Bettina ~ 1953

Travaux de construction de la tour Eiffel 1888.

I really want to say thank you for all the beautiful comments that you left for me and it has made me feel better after my watch and ring incident.
I want to share this with you ~
A friend Anya, left me this beautiful note ....She said in Russia they actually believe that if something of a great value is lost, it means that something of even greater value will come later on in life. This made me feel better, thank you Anya.

Wishing you a very happy day.


  1. Oh it is such a magnificent structure!

    That was so lovely of Anya.

  2. I love you my darling and what a beatuiful thought from your friend.
    Love and hugs

  3. Thank you Dustjacket for your visit and it was lovely of Anya to share those words.

    Many thanks Jeanne, always lovely to hear from you.


  4. Have you ever seen Paula Deen on TV? She wears enormous diamond rings while cooking. I cringe every time I see it; I would never cook with rings easy for them to drop off.

    That was a lovely thought from Anya...

  5. Thank you for your comment on my blog today. It's wonderful to visit your beautiful blog!

    Welcome back to Sweden ;)


  6. I just love those old Paris photos...wish would come out with a book! Sorry about your bit of bad luck...I agree, you're due for a batch of good luck soon. XO Trish

  7. I love it too! I went this January and it was beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment. Maybe next year. ha


  8. Ooooh it is FAB... need to see it in person again... le sigh... but when is the question!

  9. Hi Barbara,

    Yes, I have seen Paula Deen cook and no I don't know how she does it.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Many thanks Agneta and lovely to have a friend from Sweden, I think you are the first.

    Thanks Trish, for telling me about Roger Violet, will go and take a look. Always great to hear from you.

    Hi Twila,

    Yes, wishing you much luck next year and you will have your clothes coming down the runway.

    Hi Fifi,

    I feel the same, would love to go back for another visit.


  10. What is the fascination with the Eiffel Tower!? I have it TOO! When I found those two frames today there was another frame there with more photos of the Eiffel Tower but I refrained from buying that one!

    What a lovely sentiment, Carolyn, I hope it comes true!


  11. Hi Carolyn!

    I'm catching up on several posts of yours here...

    First of all, I want to congratulate Victoria on her award, her new job and passing her driving test! You MUST be a proud Mum!!!! :)

    Then I'm sorry to hear about your diamond. How sad. Will you get it replaced? The sad part about it is, I'm sure it's still lying where ever it fell as it will be hard to find a diamond. However, it might have fallen some where in the house so be sure to check your vacuum bag closely!!!
    About the girl...that was expensive to repair. Was the watch that expensive to begin with? I have no idea as I'm not too much into fashion...but that's a lot of money! whew!

    And lastly, I so agree with your feelings about the Eiffel Tower. It's so amazing to stand under it, at the top of it and just riding in the glass elevator. The feeling is almost was my favorite part of visiting Paris!

    I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment you left on my "blogging for newbies" post. I totally agree with the tip on just getting out there...that's what they need to do!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and no more bad luck comes your way.

  12. Carolyn-I have never seen it and would so love to see it! I am so sorry about your ring. The exact same thing happened to me. I had been doing a five mile "race for the cure" walk and discovered it was gone when I got home. I had to remind myself that "things" can be replaced and people cannot. Take care :)

  13. Hi Marsha,

    Just looking up at the Tower and standing in under it was an amazing thing to do.
    Something I have wanted to do since a little Girl.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hi Jodie,

    Thanks for your visit and kind words you left, dear friend.
    I appreciate your friendship and you always have so much to share.
    Yes, I am sure I will get it replaced it was not very big and I have checked the dyson vacuum cleaner.

    Hi Susan,

    I hope that you will get to Paris.
    Sorry the same thing happened to you.
    I do not think it is in the house, have looked everywhere.
    More than likely it could be outdoors when I was picking olives or even when I go on my daily morning walk.
    You are so right with saying that things like this can be replaced and people cannot. That is exactly how I feel.


  14. I should visit this place one day then. :)

  15. Great post as always, dear Carolyn!

    btw am unfortunately very busy with travel, assignments & deadlines just now so won't be able to leave comments on yr lovely blog for a little while. Sorry!

    Hope you're having a lovely week

    PS Love yr Ruby Tuesday post! x

  16. Me again! btw almost forgot to add I "headlined" my current post with a certain Mr D - especially for a certain fan on an island in New Zealand!


  17. Oh that Eiffel Tower IS amazing!!! We could see it at night twinkling away from the bridge that was just around the corner from our hotel...magical!!

    Have a great weekend Carolyn!

    :) T

  18. Beautiful images!

    And I LOVE that Russian saying, I'm going to have to remember that. :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. I love that saying,,,,and truly hopeing that will come true for you!!! what an amazing site you have seen.

  20. I hope I will have a chance to visit this magnificent tower one these photos and the way you write about them :-)

    Much love: Evi

  21. What a lovely way of looking at loss. I do love the 50s black and white photos.

  22. everytime i go no matter how many times I am still always amazed by its size and gloryyyyy. THanks for sharing with us your special memories of it :-)

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

  23. I was there about a week ago- it was so amazing to see.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  24. I hope that you can visit there one day Charity.

    Hi Lola and Nora,

    Good luck with your travel, deadlines and assignments and you will be missed and I look forward to your return.
    Can't wait to come over and see what you have shared!

    Many thanks Tracey, and yes, it is magical seeing the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.
    Glad that you had a lovely time and I have loved seeing your photos.

    Thank you Anne, and wishing you a great weekend.
    It is a lovely Russian saying and I have written it down in my little book.

    Many thanks Stefanie and I love the saying too.

    thank you Miss Eve and I hope that you get to go and see Paris.

    Hi Dolores,

    Aren't the 1950's photos great, they always look so clear and beautiful.

    Thanks Bardot in Blue and I have enjoyed seeing all your gorgeous photos of this magnificent Tower.

    Many thanks Lorraine, so glad that you could get to visit there recently and wishing you a happy weekend.


  25. Isn't Anya a sweetie for leaving those lovely thoughts! Have a worry-free weekend dear Carolyn.
    Millie ^_^

  26. I would LOVE to go to Paris one day, what a THRILL! Have a great weekend Carolyn!

  27. Many thanks Millie and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

    thank you Sares, and I really hope that you will go to Paris.
    Happy weekend


  28. oh seriously!! how did I miss this post of all things...Paris!!! oh la la !!! I loves these black and whites Caroline!!! wonderful!!!

    Tres Bien!!!

  29. Many thanks Diana, for your visit, always lovely to hear from you.

    Happy week


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