There’s nothing quite like a romantic walk around the Eiffel tower in Paris. That is, unless you are in Las Vegas. There you will find a half scale replica of the French original in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel/casino. While these two vary in height, there are many similarities between them. Both have an enclosed observation deck for safety as well as a glass elevator to admire the stunning vistas on the way to the top.
For a quieter, more intimate experience without sacrificing the view, visitors can dine in elegance at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant on the 11th floor.
Several years back, my wife and I did the Las Vegas weekend trip and dined in their restaurant, which I highly recommend. The view is spectacular, as you watch the Bellagio fountains dance in front of the setting sun and the famous Las Vegas lights.
This was a handheld shot from a small point-and-shoot. I’ll take the big guns if I ever go back.
Walking back to my car after visiting Johnson Space Center this summer, a group of ducks started stalking my friend and I. Thinking we had food I suppose, they intercepted our path and wouldn't let us advance until we presented them with something. When I pulled out my camera, this one brave duck advanced while the others retreated in disappointment. This guy stood around as if to say, okay take your best shot, then I've got to run. He was patient though while I fumbled with my settings longer than I should have and allowed me a few shots. Then he was off with his friends, seeking out some other potential contributor.