Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars
This is another picture of the Eiffel Tower, as seen from the Parc du Champ de Mars /paʁk dy ʃɑ̃ də maʁs/ southeast of the Tower. This is the side of the tower that is opposite the one seen in my main photograph. This picture was taken in August, on a sunny and not-too-hot day with scattered clouds—very nice weather.
The Parc du Champ de Mars is a rectangular park between the Eiffel Tower and the École Militaire (military school). The name of the park (“Martial Field”) has nothing to do with the planet Mars, except in that it is similarly derived from the name of the Roman god of war. The park was once a military parade ground.
The tower is slightly distorted in perspective because of my position on the ground. It’s a pretty tall tower, so it’s hard to squeeze it all into a photograph at this distance. I was nearly at the opposite end of the Champ de Mars, about 750 m away from the tower.
Beneath the tower and in the distance, you can see the Palais de Chaillot, from which my principal photograph of the tower was taken. You’re looking northwest in this photograph. I have a nearly identical photo taken at night, if you’d like to see how the tower looks in the evening.
See also my Eiffel Tower FAQ for more information on this landmark.
Click directly on the photo to see a smaller version (half this size). Photographed on August 22, 1999.