The first time I had constant exposure to la tour was in 2005.
That was because I had rented an apartment in an alley spur off of Avenue Rapp.
Avenue Rapp runs right up to Champs de Mars, which is where la tour resides.
When I signed the rental agreement I hadn't know that fact; I didn't realize it until the afternoon of my second day in the apartment.
I was walking somewhere in the neighborhood and it was getting dark and there was a giant lighted up thing that turned out to be the tower.
I took incessant pictures.
I rented that apartment for a couple of years, but then it was taken off the rental market.
In that time I took an amazing number of pictures of the tower.
They were all dramatic, and many were night-time, like the one above.