Photos

Photographer's Note

More than any other landmark, the Eiffel Tower has come to represent an elegant and contemporary Paris. The iron tower, which was built for the 1889 World Exposition by Gustave Eiffel, was wildly unpopular with Parisians when it was unveiled, and was nearly torn down. It has since attracted over 220 million visitors, and it would be hard to imagine Paris now without it. The tower crowns the Paris night sky with its festive light, and glitters up a storm every hour. Cliché? Maybe. But essential.

Tour Eiffel.
World's Fair of 1889 commemoration the centenary of the French revolution.
320m height. 2.500.000 rivets and 12.000metal pieces.Total weight: 7.000 tons of iron.

*******************************************************
*** Six Days In Paris ***
*******************************************************
See my previous photo:***Tour Eiffel ***

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 1297
Points: 2
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Aimilios Petrou (aimiliospet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 162 N: 486] (2355)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH