Tuesday, 23 February 2016

TRAVEL TUESDAY #15

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” - Ernest Hemingway

Welcome to the Travel Tuesday meme! Join me every Tuesday and showcase your creativity in photography, painting and drawing, music, poetry, creative writing or a plain old natter about Travel!


There is only one simple rule: Link your own creative work about some aspect of travel and share it with the rest of us!


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The Eiffel Tower (French: tour Eiffel) is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.

The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. The tower is 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Its base is square, 125 metres on a side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.


Due to the addition of the aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres. Not including broadcast aerials, it is the second-tallest structure in France, after the Millau Viaduct. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m above the ground, the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually only accessible by lift.


This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,

and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.

9 comments:

  1. What was so incredibly silly about World Fair buildings was that they were to be pulled down after the Fair finished and the visitors went home. What a tragic waste of beautiful facilities that might have otherwise served their communities well :(

    But to pull the Eiffel Tower down would have been stupider (sic) still. After 5 years of shocking the good citizens of Paris, it almost didn't survive. Only a freak coincidence saved this structure that is now an icon, as you noted.

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    1. A high price to pay for "progress", Hels... And we are now destroying the suburbs by building horrendous high rise apartment buildings.

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  2. I could spend hours taking photos of the Eiffel Tower!

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  3. I love Paris! We were there in November of last year.

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  4. Gorgeous shot of the Eiffel Tower ~ so creative!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  5. Hubby and son had to climb this one, but daughter and I sat this one out, fighting off the gypsies (at that time) who tried to steal cookies from my backpack! Son climbed the Eiffel at least 3 times by now (each time with other friends)

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  6. very creative image of the Eiffel tower

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