If you are at Trocadero, the chances are you will only be looking at Tour Eiffel from Esplanade du Trocadero, clicking pictures for posterity usually forgetting the surroundings. On both sides of the esplanade, there are several statues guarding you day in, day out. I have been on the Esplanade countless time before. I have never noticed these statues until recently. This time I decided to photograph the statues. As the sun was still waking up in the distant horizon, I could capture their silhouettes. Luckily, the city is blessed with later risers resulting in a nearly empty esplanade barring a few photography enthusiasts.