Paris: The Eiffel Tower

When I first heard of our Paris trip, the first thing came into mind was the Eiffel Tower, the most romantic place on the earth. I was excited like a child when I thought that I would be seeing the Eiffel Tower. When we reached the hotel in Paris we even got a little view of the tower and in the night it looked really beautiful when all the lights are turned on.

On our Wedding Anniversary we went to see the Eiffel Tower. We took train from our nearest station. When we reached Champ de Mars (shan-de-mars) station we could see the tower.  It was a 10 mins walk. The more we get closer to the tower the more goosebumps I felt on my body. I was really excited.  And there it was standing all tall, elegant and strong on the ground.

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in France composed of massive latticework structure. The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 which happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It was named after Gustave Eiffel who designed it. Gustave Eiffel also created the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty in the year 1885. It took around two years and two months to build. It was built during the years of 1887-1889. The tower was used as a key place in Paris to measure the wind speed. Also, Eiffel encouraged many scientific experiments to take place on the Eiffel Tower such as Foucault’s giant pendulum. The Eiffel Tower was equipped the first radio transmission technology. The first signals from the tower were received in 1898 by Eugene Ducretet at the Pantheon.

The Eiffel Tower at Night is one of the most beautiful attractions in the city and shines a golden color visible to most in Paris.

We sat on the ground just in front of the tower, trying to admire the tower and keeping an eye on the little one. Truly a masterpiece and symbol of French culture, liberty, and progress. I want to visit again on our anniversary, will spend an evening on the ground admiring its beauty while having dinner with wine – romantic isn’t it ?


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