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photoblog image "Gustave Eiffel remembered"

"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... :-)

"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... :-)

comments (10)

  • Offie
  • my paddie pad pod
  • 16 Aug 2006, 01:18
i want to see the tower from there too and then go up it too... i like the composition of the photo
  • sk
  • UK
  • 16 Aug 2006, 06:16
very nice Mr Skee
  • e etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 16 Aug 2006, 07:02
Oh the good old days. Didn't live far from here. Cool Shot
  • The Maven
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Aug 2006, 11:15
Very nice... I like the way the light beam at the top cuts across the sky like a beacon. Wouldn't be the same without it.
Ah Paris ! smile
You know what, i'm used to be there few days a month for my job and I never take the time to shot it smile
Real great shot ! Bravo !!
cool shot of a great city
  • Dammie
  • The Office
  • 16 Aug 2006, 15:54
You really know your stuff skee!!!.....Your shots are all lovely!
  • Barbara
  • Russia
  • 16 Aug 2006, 18:52
worthy postcard
  • micki
  • United States
  • 16 Aug 2006, 22:09
The tower photographed in a unique way, nicely done!!
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