A riddle for the day. What casts a long shadow over Paris?

Is it a pointy mountain, a stealth plane or an odd-shaped giant with a minuscule head?

Here are a few more clues.

The answer to today's ridde is also where we'll be dining tomorrow. Can you tell that I'm more than just a little bit excited about our upcoming lunch at Le Jules Verne, the restaurant on the second level of the Eiffel Tower?

In the meantime, we're enjoying our visit with Stephane's family in Geneva. But I better stop blogging and get going because I still have to make a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up some essentials -- cheese for fondue and raclette, Läckerli cookies and SWISS chocolate -- before driving back to Paris later this afternoon.


  1. Could it be the "metal asparagus" as it was called by disgruntled Parisians when built?
    Have a great lunch and enjoy the view!

  2. I'm excited for you!

    Paris looks so beautiful on these sunny days in your snaps--wish that it may be that way for all of winter. Cheese and chocolate will help on those other days.

  3. I'm looking forward to going up the Eiffel Tower one day. I went to the top with my mum when I was a teenager, but I can't remember much about it I'm sad to say. Too long ago!

  4. Nancy, "Metal asparagus"! They really didn't like the Eiffel Tower, did they?

    Joseph, Unfortunately, the blue sky has been replaced by clouds and rain. The good news is that it's still mild for December.

    Steph, I've developed a real affection for the ET over the past months - a good thing because my last memories weren't that great. If you do go, it's best to purchase your ticket online to avoid the long lines.

    Anne, Great! : ) A very memorable experience for the four of us to share.

  5. Ah my one true obsession since I was a little girl. Finally got there (decades later) this past May and had lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel (Jules Verne's little cousin) my first day in Paris. Amazing when reality lives up to the dream!

    Still obsessed...more so, even!

  6. kbh, Thanks! :) I was so excited to see the shadow of the ET that I felt like telling everyone on the second level about it. Now that I've been up the tower a couple of times, I'm starting to appreciate the structure more than the view. It really is amazing.

    dekage, What a wonderful way to spend your first day in Paris. I'm glad that the reality lived up to the dream! There really is something amazing (so unexpected) about eating a meal on the Eiffel Tower.


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