gasp... gasp... gasp...
Such a surreal experience to see it for the first time and the distance between me and the tower did not allow me to grasp the real monstrosity of it. Comparing your scale to the Museum of Architecture and having it so close by gave me a context of the real size but it was still not tangible and I believe it will not sink in until I physically stand underneath it.
From within the museum u could see the Eiffel tower from every window you looked out from. Here the Scale of it seemed to grow because we didn't have the openness and comparison to the sky. The windows framed the view of it placing if inside a smaller context making the subject an even more monumental one.
Once again... gasp!!!