Tower and Bridge

Tower and Bridge

Black and white photo comparing a steel bridge with the Eiffel Tower, viewed through a wet window.

Who doesn’t love the Eiffel Tower today? It’s one of the most photographed things on the planet, so making a unique image of it is quite challenging, but that’s what photographers live for.

It was a cold, wet spring day, and to escape the rain, my wife and I decided to take a bateau for awhile, rather than continue to walk. As we were going down the river, I was looking for interesting shots of the tower, and got some abstract, out-of-focus, distorted-by-raindrops pictures. A couple of them aren’t bad, but this one, showing Gustav Eiffel’s combined work – bridges that paid the bills and his crazy art project that made Parisians say things like, “We, writers, painters, sculptors, architects and passionate devotees of the hitherto untouched beauty of Paris, protest with all our strength, with all our indignation in the name of slighted French taste, against the erection…of this useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower.” Change is hard sometimes.

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