Photo du Jour: A Solar Corona and Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower

Ce qui se passe à Vegas, reste à Vegas… Or perhaps, for French readers out there, Une indiscretion à Vegas reste un secret à Vegas. :)

During our visit to ‘Sin City’ while criss-crossing the continent earlier this summer, the Eiffel Tower – the symbol of the Old World ‘City of Lights’ – looked as though it was reaching toward a glowing corona radiating over the desert sky.

Where in the World?

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Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

14 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: A Solar Corona and Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower

    1. Thanks so much, Cornelia! I’m not sure I’ve seen anything like this corona before. Perfect timing. I think so many others were distracted by Vegas’ overstimulating environment, that they even overlooked it.

  1. At last somewhere I’ve been to and even been to the top, great views, oh no wait, I thought it was Paris, great shot though.

  2. Excellent light. I have to admit that after two visits to Vegas, I can honestly say if I never go there again it will be too soon. I really don’t like Vegas. Even the thought of it creeps me out. Our next trip to that part of the world will have to be via Phoenix or Salt Lake City.

    1. Rachael, this summer was my first time in Vegas. It was nice meeting my husband’s family friends who live there, and we also thought the Bellagio’s fountain show and botanical gardens were beautiful. I’m more of an ‘Old World’ girl, though, and I suspect you are too. :) We drove through Vegas as part of our long, but fun trip westward (Québec City to San Francisco). I thought of you and your family while we were there, remembering that image you shared of the amusement park high above the city. Thankfully, neither my husband nor I like rollercoasters. Observing the tourists engaging in revelry in Vegas certainly offered some interesting sociological and psychological glimpses though!

    1. Greetings Jessie – welcome, and thank you for your nice compliment. I have one of my real Eiffel Tower shots framed, with a harvest moon, but no wall space for anymore. :) Such a nice way to relive past travel adventures! Speaking of, it’s been a pleasure exploring your site; it’s always fun connecting with a fellow soul with wanderlust.

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