E for Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Wikipedia

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

26 thoughts on “E for Eiffel Tower”

  1. Good choice for ‘E’ Jude. Great shot of the tower illuminated too. Nice to see it in the context of its surroundings, as it is usually just all in shot, from a distance.

      1. Jude, it is absolutely lashing it down and the wind is howling too (as it has been for weeks), the only good thing is the leak in the roof has been temporarily fixed and my house isn’t at the bottom of the valley so I won’t get flooded, still could be worse I could live in Somerset under sea.

        1. I’m sure I read all your posts on that trip, but I will go back and have a better look at the photos! I don’t mind donating to things like the upkeep of a building, it only seems fair if I want other people to enjoy it in the future. What I really hate is over inflated entry fees!

      1. My other half is such a grouch when it comes to anywhere other than Portugal! Haven’t seriously broached it yet. Comes down to Paris, the Douro region or St. Petersburg, and I just know what response I’ll get to the latter 🙂

        1. Well they are all fab destinations – St Petersburg is on my list too and fortunately OH quite fancies that. I’m considering one of the cruises to the Baltic region, as I think that might be the easiest way to see it all.

  2. nice photo and perfect for the letter E. I would like to see the house mentioned in the above comment. And di you also know that the Eiffel tower was supposed to be wrapped – but funds were limited and for quite a while people viewed this structure as unfinished and as ugly! It was almost torn down (even though an aggressive marketing campaign allowed it to pay for itself within a year or two of being opened for the world’s fair in 1889). But the statue of liberty has the same interior structure as the Eiffel tower and so it is likely that folks would have wanted to wrap it in copper – which ends up being green with patina.
    anyhow, it was saved from being torn down because it was a useful antenna during WWII and the rest is history. It has become the icon of Parisian love, the anchor of the city of lights, and it makes for a great blog post when the letter E comes up. ha ha
    The tower’s birthday is 3-31 – and so in Tuesday art classes we used to always have a lesson for the Eiffel tower…. and that is how I know some of the tidbits.
    great post!

    1. Wow Yvette, thanks for all the information about the tower. Very interesting. If you click on the link for the Iron House you will find a photo in the post, it does look a wonderful building and I too would love to visit it.

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