Categories Historical buildings Postcards River views Postcard from Paris – La Tour Eiffel Post author By avril Post date October 14, 2016 3 Comments on Postcard from Paris – La Tour Eiffel The Grey Lady in the rain! La dame grise sous la pluie ! Tags eiffel tower, Paris ← Chenonceau from the other side – Chenonceau de l'autre côté → Poscard from Nogent sur Marne 3 replies on “Postcard from Paris – La Tour Eiffel” I like this perspective for the Tower… different from other vantage points. Why is she called the ‘grey lady’? I was most disappointed when I first saw the structure up close to realise it is most definitely a dull brown. (I don’t know why it hadn’t dawned on me before that of course it is painted some utilitarian colour and is not bronze coloured like many of the souvenirs… I knew perfectly well that it is a cast iron structure and would have to have been painted.) @William – Taken as we drove along the Seine from Boulogne-Billancourt. @Susan – Grey lady is supposed to be a pun. She’s usually called la Dame de Fer ou Iron Lady :). I don’t remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower although I remember the first time I walked along the Seine. .It was in September and it looked so like an impressionist painting that I understood immediately why impressionism developed in France! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.