I think this was my fifth trip to Paris, and the first time I actually got some Eiffel Tower shots that I find satisfactory! I literally had to take thousands of shots of this thing before I found something that feels right to me. The gardens that surround the Eiffel Tower are surprisingly empty. Around dusk and sunset, it's usually not too hard to find a nice bench to drink in the sights. Or, barring that, there are plenty of spots in the grass where you can lay out a blanket and enjoy some amazing cheese and pastries... and what is more wonderful than that?