Something that astonished me was the first time visiting Paris with my girlfriend. We came out of the Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel metro station, walked around a corner of the building and in front of us was the Eiffel Tower. This astonished me because of the shear scale of it that you cannot feel from pictures. It made me feel in awe; ‘a strong feeling of respect or amazement brought on by something that is beautiful or sacred’ which sums up how I felt. It also made me want to travel more and explore other parts of the world, as I hadn’t experienced anything like that before.
My own image of the Eiffel tower when visiting Paris.