I visited the Musée de Quai Branly this week with some visiting friends (FYI, the museum is doing a special exhibition about the global history of tattoos, if that's your thing), and they have an amazing garden around and even underneath the building, which is very modern and elevated as if on stilts.
At dusk, just as we were leaving, all of these glass rods lit up and created a very pretty scene. The only way I could get the Tower into the frame from where I was standing was to do my famous "tilt" thing.
Then yesterday, I was up ON the Tower with the same friends, and got a shot of the Quai Branly museum from up above - just not tilted. The museum is that green-red-purplish oddly shaped structure in foreground, lower left. Worth a visit even if you aren't so into indigenous art - the architecture and layout of the museum itself is really something (and a bit maze-like!) And the museum's café (which you can visit without even paying to enter the museum, as the café is outside in a separate area) had the most decadent "mi-cuit" chocolate cake (warmed with hot fudge inside). What's not to love?
P.S. Although the dark skies in these photos may not show it, and the temperatures are still cold, spring is coming to Paris. We spotted YELLOW CROCUSES just about to open and bloom in the Champ des Mars near the foot of the Eiffel Tower!