It is very important the perspective, especially when we can not control what happens around us, only the way how we see it.
And speaking of photographic perspective, the Eiffel Tower always comes to my mind. I had a really good time with it.
Close, far, below, above… there was always an interesting picture.
“Constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. The tower is 324 metres tall and its base is square, measuring 125 metres on each side.
The tower has three levels for visitors. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m above the ground. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels.
The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. The top level it is usually accessible only by lift.”
It was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. Perspective???
We decided to walk up, we thought we could enjoy the visit better. And the line to buy tickets was shorter 😉
When, because of the effort, we had trouble breathing and our legs began not to respond, we were regretting the decision… then, we met a worker from the tower who was also walking up.
We looked at its pace, slow, very very slow, and we dedicated ourselves to imitating it, so we got to the next level in acceptable conditions.
It made us see the ascent with perspective.
In Spain we have a saying:
“Dress me slowly, I’m in a hurry”.
The perspective can also fool us, how small the Tower looks from the Obelisk.
Lights and shadows under a lace mantle.
And if the prospects of the Tower are varied and wonderful…
And when the sun disappeared, the night gave us a new and wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower.
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Change Your Perspective