…and for me, the Eiffel Tower captures the essence of Paris…
… and I've been fortunate enough to visit this fabulous city in 1988 (yes, many many moons ago, which means I'm well overdue for another visit… which means back to seriously intense saving habits plus eating peanut butter and jam… LOL)
My first glimpse of this gorgeous structure, was during a Night Lights Paris Tour and here is an excerpt taken from my travel diary (which I located the other day…)
"At 8.30 p.m… Paris is beautiful. The Eiffel Tower is amazing… leaves one breathless… a beautifully, illuminated massive steel structure against a dark, velvety foggy night… this giant structure protrudes into an endless sky, brilliantly lit up! Pinch me somebody – I must be dreaming!"
My other dream destination is…
I once responded to a challenge based on a picture of Santorini.
You are in a boat approaching the island… describe your first impression, and your thoughts, as you approach the beautiful island of Santorini.
Santorini rises from the water, a stark blue and white panorama of unparalelled beauty, classic and timeless; reminiscent of a confectioner's masterpiece, a multi-tiered creation of ancient whitewashed buildings, with its assortment of dome-shaped, square and rectangular cliff dwellings which nestle, cosy yet resplendent on the hillside, like an untouched giant white wedding cake on display.
It is surreal, the typical pinch-me-cos-I-must-be-dreaming moment, almost like being transported to another world, another dimension… I close my eyes… hold my breath… try to prolong the moment… capture the wonder and sheer breathtaking quality of the vision…
I can only imagine the true beauty of the island and don't think that my description does justice to the reality of what it is. Maybe one day I will get to visit and then I'm certain that I'll have to re-write the above to REALLY match this magnificent view! *sighs*
So tell me, what's your dream destination?