I was in line for a couple hours before I was able to run up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower. I ran because I had to meet Rebecca in 45 minutes at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Neither Rebecca nor I had a car or phones with us, and I had no idea how far away the Jardin du Luxembourg was — or even how to get there.
But I wanted my pictures atop the Eiffel Tower. So, here is one of the pics I took, allowing myself five minutes to enjoy the view.