Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower at the end of the day

The beautiful Eiffel Tower at dusk

The beautiful Eiffel Tower at dusk

Dusk fell as I exited from the grounds of the architecturally interesting Musee de Quai Branly, the proponent of the Photoquai where my work, The New Cathedrals is exhibited. It was almost 8 PM and surprisingly, evening comes late here. As I was walking towards the hotel a couple of blocks away, I was just stunned and at the same time in awe when I looked up and the Eiffel Tower was all lit up.

At designated times of the night, the Eiffel Tower sparkles with its patented lighting system, specifically, five minutes every hour till 2 AM while its beacon sweeps the scene. But I was in a hurry. I gazed up. A smile drawn on my face. I took shots. Just like any tourist.

I didn’t bring my tripod with me and just made do with the high ISO of my Canon 60D with the 10-22mm UWA lens attached. I moved back a couple of meters towards the Champs de Mars and from there took shots of the beautiful site before me. The night became nippy, as a cold breeze swept in. And I started to walk back to my hotel.

The Eiffel Tower is just stunning at night compared during daytime.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    October 21, 2013 @ 10:01

    This is one of the reasons why so many people visit Paris! Nice capture! =) really draws a smile to your face.

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