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17-Apr-2009

The Eiffel Tower, Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. It was constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair and was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015. The tower is 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres on each side. It was the first structure in the world to surpass both the 200 meter and 300 meter mark in height. Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres. Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second tallest free-standing structure in France after the Millau Viaduct. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level's upper platform is 276 m above the ground the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.(Wikipedia)

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Jean D17-Jul-2021 04:00
A fine capture superbly composed. ~V
Claude Gagnon13-Jun-2021 02:09
So beautiful! Very well done :)) V
janescottcumming11-Jun-2021 15:46
Such a great city and what a cool photo of it. V
John Reynolds LRPS11-Jun-2021 12:40
Great view of the city. V.
Julie Oldfield10-Jun-2021 23:57
Awesome view! V
laine10-Jun-2021 22:34
I would be much happier seeing it from here than be on it...what a view. V
Hank Vander Velde10-Jun-2021 20:47
An excellent well captured overview image.
Walter Otto Koenig10-Jun-2021 16:13
What a great view of the city with all this detail. "V"
danad10-Jun-2021 14:37
Great panoramic view of Paris with the iconic tower...The sky is in perfect harmony with the roofs of the capital ! V.
Philip P10-Jun-2021 12:53
What a classic capture of Paris!
Pierre10-Jun-2021 11:17
Une vue formidable de la Tour Eiffel et de son environnement immédiat! V
John Hamers10-Jun-2021 08:00
Splendid wide angle view of this amazing city. Like your off center placement of the Eifel tower. V!
Fong Lam10-Jun-2021 04:08
Excellent view and details of this great city with the iconic Eiffel Tower....nice with that dramatic sky....V
Neil Marcus10-Jun-2021 00:51
The deails of the surroundigs are fascinating. I never realizethat Eiful Tower was huge "VV"
Graeme10-Jun-2021 00:01
A fine composition.V
Helen Betts09-Jun-2021 20:07
Great capture with that unsettled sky in view. V.
Allan Jay09-Jun-2021 19:46
Beautiful.
Ton T.09-Jun-2021 19:20
A great composition and a stunning sky! V
Raymond09-Jun-2021 18:56
Beautiful composition
LynnH09-Jun-2021 18:52
Wonderfully composed and I agree with Jose about that sky!! V
joseantonio09-Jun-2021 18:50
nice view with that beautiful sky.V
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