16 Aug 2006 • 1,456 views
"Gustave Eiffel remembered"
Gustave Eiffel, famous for designing the Eiffel Tower, built 1887- 1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France
This magnificent steel tower has come to serve as a symbol of Paris, as well as of France itself. The structure became not only a landmark that is recognized all over the world, but also it is perhaps the most popular architectural achievement in the Western world being perfectly vertical.
It was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Empire State Building was constructed. The tower is visited by six million people every year.
Eiffel also designed the interior structural elements of the Statue of Liberty which allowed for the statue to become a reality, The Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from France to the United States which showed the friendship and respect between the two countries.
I didn't carry a tripod on this quick Paris trip but it turned out not to be necessary anyway!
Skee's back tomorrow, almost approaching the big 100 posts on Shutterchance... :-)
"skee to da D"