The Eiffel From Beneath
I went up in the Eiffel Tower just once, and I have decided to stay at ground level for my other visits. I really don't like standing in lines... I'm just too impatient. I also don't like "doing what everyone else is doing", because this seems too easy. I don't know. Maybe this is a dumb theory, because sometimes the crowds happen to be where something really awesome is located! So, I break this rule from time to time just to see... if there is a long line, and then a nice peaceful zen-thing to experience afterward, then I will certainly consider it!
Trey's Tip: When you visit the Eiffel Tower, a wide-angle lens is almost a hard requirement! Now, it doesn't have to be THIS wide -- this was shot at 14mm from right underneath the structure. But, even if you are are close by, you'll still need a pretty wide-angle lens to get the whole thing in, especially if you want to shoot in landscape format. You'll notice a lot of tourists with regular cameras have to get quite far away from the tower in order to fit the whole thing inside.