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The Eiffel Tower as a Metropolis

Paris, la nuit

Paris, la nuit

In the postcard La nuit Paris the audience is presented with a wide shot night view of Paris, France. In particular the Eiffel tower serves as the pictures focal point. On the opposite side of the postcard with an exception of one sentence in English there is a brief description paragraph written in French describing the scene of the city presented. In the foreground the building we see is the military school of Paris. In contrast to the rest of the buildings being slightly blurred, this building and the Eiffel tower itself have more light casted upon them.  A tourist or anyone might have taken this portrait from the view of another building apart of the city’s skyline. The perspective of this portrait, in comparison to other images that depict Paris and the Eiffel tower, shows the night scene. From this perspective we see the city’s buildings in the background during what might be a rainy and foggy night. The grass under the tower contains the only color in the photograph. From this perspective of the Eiffel tower a lot of light is drawn underneath rising to the top of the building, which can symbolism the importance the Eiffel tower has on Paris’ skyline. 

The Eiffel Tower as a Scenic Backdrop
The Eiffel Tower as a Metropolis