The last few weeks in Paris have been a feast for the eyes, and equally, for the soul. Is there a more spectacular season than autumn, when the leaves turn golden hues against elegant pale facades? Even on a gray day, the city comes to life, inviting you to admire it.
I have taken many a stroll along its leafy streets, occasionally looking up to catch the light.
But what does Paris, dressed in oranges & yellows look like from above? Rather than try to imagine, I joined the tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral and climbed 400 steps to find out.
I was taken with the views. At once, Lady Eiffel & La Defense competed for my attention.
The first level Place du Parvis sits 46 meters above ground, home to the gargoyles.
The fall foliage, with its kaleidoscope of colors, accentuated the river Seine down below.
It was at the top platform of the South Tower that Paris really takes your breath away.
I would happily have stayed until sunset, but it was time to return to life down below.