I went up the Eiffel Tower today! I repeat! I went up the Eiffel Tower today!
It was so amazing. I only waited in line for an hour, from the moment I stepped into the line to the moment I got on the lift. Not bad at all!
At the ticket office on the ground, there was a sign apologizing for the inconvenience, but the top of the tower was closed (which I was warned can happen sometimes without warning, due to wind or rain). But then when I got to the second level, the top was actually open! Yay!
The lift to the second level (I skipped the first level) was almost like a tram; it went along a curved track. It went pretty fast but it wasn’t scary. The views from the second level are so beautiful. It’s low enough to the ground that you can still make out details and landmarks, and high enough that you can see all of Paris.
I went up at the perfect time. It was still twilight when I was on the second level, so I could see everything, and by the time I got to the top, it was dark, so I could see all the beautiful lights!
The elevator ride to the top was terrifying. I felt like we were just going to keep rising forever. And I felt completely uneasy the entire time I was up top. I took it all in and I still loved it, but I spent no more than five minutes up there before I decided it was time to come down.
I’m so glad I did it this time, because last time I was here, my dad and I decided that we didn’t want to go up! I’m glad I’ve now been up there. It was awesome.