The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. Eiffel originally planned to build the tower in Barcelona, for the Universal Exposition of 1888, but those responsible at the Barcelona city hall thought it was a strange and expensive construction, which did not fit into the design of the city. After the refusal of the Consistory of Barcelona, Eiffel submitted his draft to those responsible for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, where he would build his tower a year later, in 1889. The tower was inaugurated on March 31, 1889, and opened on May 6. Three hundred workers joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron (a very pure form of structural iron), using two and a half million rivets, in a structural design by Maurice Koechlin. The risk of accident was great, for unlike modern skyscrapers the tower is an open frame without any intermediate floors except the two platforms. However, because Eiffel took safety precautions, including the use of movable stagings, guard-rails and screens, only one man died.
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linask (2930) 2008-11-16 13:25
This is good example how usual tourist spot can be photographed in an unusual way.
dlx (71) 2008-11-16 13:26
Interesting composition for such a classical object, Assi. The Eiffel Tower must be one of the most photographed constructions in the world, but your picture shows that there is still room for creativity.
Well done !
mesutilgim (84330) 2008-11-16 13:27
Normally the Eiffel Tower in Paris is not one of my favorites there, but here you have managed a perfect pov, with the yellow leaf in foreground which creates a perfect graphism.
Soft nice colors and very good usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
Sistercosmo (242) 2008-11-16 13:37
wonderful pov you've chosen with that beautiful leaf in the f/g! Nice details with the boats and the Europe stars on the tower. The sky is overexposed, but when I was in Paris, I had the same problem. You can't pick your weather! Great shot!
adoski21 (60) 2008-11-16 13:40
An interesting composition. POV is magnificent, the leaf gives an Autumn touch.
Nessie (918) 2008-11-16 13:45
Very interesting composition, nice idea! Weldone asival! Have a nice week!
Nessie tomorrow :-)
Zoom53 (699) 2008-11-16 13:51
Very_beautifull, withdraw, one, photograph, you, celebrate, and, success, wish, .
mvinagre (849) 2008-11-16 13:53
Leaf in foreground is perfect gives a great impact.Good colors,POV and notes
naznaz567 (344) 2008-11-16 14:25
A very creative capture of this old favorite as others have mentioned. I think it could have used a tad bit more contrast, but still very successful.
toni_al (15875) 2008-11-16 15:29
Une variante a cette image serait faire la mise au poit sur la feuille avec un diaf 2.8 et laisser la tour de façon sugerée.
Mais c'est une bonne idée
sowmyav82 (9) 2008-11-17 2:13
Very nice POV.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-11-17 7:40
excellent composition and idea.
You have found a different way to show the eiffel tower.
ThierryA (6686) 2008-11-17 9:32
More picture of Eiffel tower on TE but your photo is very well composed with this automn touch. Very nice !
Have a good evening,
Leonie (8809) 2008-11-18 3:47
A very nice composition and tribute to autumnal atmosphere! Nice colours, well done!
I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-11-18 3:56
You have used the available resources to create a stunning image!
The little orange leaf makes all the difference.
Very well seen.
Kirych (2703) 2008-11-19 5:00
Wonderful idea with orange leaf on the foreground!
Best regards, Tanya.
Yves-triga (5149) 2008-11-21 3:47
bel effet,et cette feuille morte qui nous fait penser que nous sommes bien en automne.
Robert1969 (7026) 2011-04-25 12:09
This picture is a great example for a lots of people:
Keep it simple(less is more), use a intresting POV and a point of view and use a great composition and light.....My compliments.
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), 18-55 Canon I EF-S f/3.5-5.5
- Exposure: f/11, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 13:20
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