The Eiffel Tower celebrated its 120th birthday this year and Paris has staged a series of events to mark this great occasion.
Last month we visited the excellent exhibit, ‘Gustave Eiffel, le Magicien du Fer (Magician of Iron)’, at the Hôtel de Ville.
Last night we joined locals and tourists alike at Trocadéro, to watch the 12-minute Eiffel Tower light show. What a fun, dazzling display it is, one minute for each decade the Tower has been standing.
Every colour of the rainbow is used, with lights moving and dancing up and down the structure so at times it seems as if the Tower itself is shimmying in the moonlight. There’s a festive buzz in the air and from what we could tell, everyone else enjoyed the show as much as we did.
Our rather primitive camera-video (and no tripod) doesn’t do it full justice but for those of you not in Paris, here are a couple minutes. I hope you enjoy a taste of the Eiffel Tower showing off on a December night.
The Eiffel Tower light show uses low energy LED spotlights, described in further detail on the Tower’s official site. The show runs four times each evening until 31 December 2009, at 8, 9, 10, and 11pm.
If you can get there, we highly recommend this fun, unique view of a favourite Paris icon.
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