The Eiffel Tower is, of course, the icon of Paris, and perhaps of all of France. More often than not, icons of that sort don’t really stand up to much scrutiny in person. However, I must say, the Eiffel Tower is actually quite impressive in person. Its graceful and massive lines, especially the base arches, are quite lovely. And when the sun goes down, and the lights go on, well, you can’t help but kiss the person next to you.