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The Eiffel Tower to the Parisans

This postcard is a depiction of the Eiffel Tower on a gloomy Paris day. The tower is shown behind the Pont Alexandre III Bridge that crosses over the Seine River. The postcard is not the ideal picture we would typically see on a postcard as it does not depict a sunny day, however, realistically you are likely to find days like this is Paris, where the Sun is not shinning and the skies have a greyish tint to them. The only clear image we have of people are the two lovers on the right holding hands strolling down the idyllic scenery. This fits in to the city's motto as "The City of Love". The Seine is quiet, with the occasional boats that fill its waters, and a fisherman sitting on the ledge. The postcard shows the perspective of Paris that is not for the tourist. It is the Paris that the people who live here experience. Although the Eiffel Tower is the tallest point in the photo, it is not the most prominent suggesting that the Eiffel Tower is almost just a part of the skyline to the people of Paris. 

The Eiffel Tower as a Scenic Backdrop
The Eiffel Tower to the Parisans