The Grey Lady in the rain!

La dame grise sous la pluie !

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3 comments on “Postcard from Paris – La Tour Eiffel

  1. Susan Walter

    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.)

  2. avril Post author

    @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!

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