Marveling at the Beauty of Wind Resistance in Paris, France
It was pouring down rain, thunder, lightening, the works. Soaked and shivering, we wondered if we could skip the whole thing. Then my seven-year-old looked up at the Eiffel Tower and said, her voice shaking, "Mama, it's the most beautiful moment of my life." Gustave Eiffel succinctly explained why it's so beautiful: "Wind resistance." But—if you want to see it and not feel like a sheep for slaughter—walk up: 704 stairs to the second floor, where the view is just as great as at the top. It's fun. People from all continents are laughing at how out of shape they are while the people in the elevator want to kill each other. If you plan ahead, there's also a great Behind-the-Scenes tour, complete with secret war bunker.
- Angela Moon Great shot!