Thursday, May 22, 2014

PARIS - Eiffel Tower Illusion

In Late September, it's strolling weather in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero, Paris, by DG Hudson

The Eiffel Tower stands across from the Trocadero, two worthy guardians of the intersection. On the left is the lower end of the Trocadero fountains. Straight ahead, the traffic appears to go beneath the tower, but the roadway diverts. Foreshortening of the distance through the camera lens provides the illusion.


Up close, you can see the detail in the ironwork of the supporting legs. That traffic light is at the intersection where the traffic diverts.

Detail of Eiffel Tower, Paris, by DG Hudson

The Iron Lady's mood can change with the weather, turning from a warm bronze color to cold gray metal matching the clouds.

Eiffel Tower Ironwork detail, by DG Hudson


La Tour Eiffel appears to change when viewed from different angles and distance. Standing underneath, you feel sheltered. At a distance, it appears solid and balanced. Up close, you see more design elements.

Eiffel Tower and Pont D'Iena, Paris, by DG Hudson


Have you photographed images like this where an illusion is created? Were you aware of it at the time you snapped the photograph? Did you enjoy seeing more outtakes of the Eiffel Tower?

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***  Details about the construction  of the Eiffel Tower The Trocadero post from the 2012 A to Z challenge.