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From Paris, with Fog

More than 200,000,000 tourists have visited the French landmark since its completion in 1887

Critics of the Eiffel Tower claimed it to be unsafe, but Gustave Eiffel (the famous bridge engineer from France) paid no mind. Even though the 81 story icon stands as an open air structure, only 1 worker died before its completion. Click HERE for more details. It’s the tallest building in France, due to an antenna fastened to the top. During summer months, the sun’s rays can cause thermal expansion. Authorities have measured up to 18 cm (7.0866 in) of shift away from the sun. Click HERE for more details.

Paris from the Eiffel Tower

A foggy Paris, as seen from the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd level. CLICK IMAGE FOR BETTER RESOLUTION.

In our case, we visited La Tour Eiffel in a windy, rainy evening in 2008. Not only did we have to travel from the far side of Paris, but we barely made it in time to explore the monstrous structure. Wind advisories had been put into effect, but by the time we reached the 2nd level, everything seemed fine. The lights emanating from the city were gorgeous, and we were spell-bound. No photos came from the 3rd and highest level. Winds were too strong. I guess another trip in the future will simply have to suffice.

Check back later this week for more details and images from © Rodeonexis Photography…brought to you by Jeremy Weir

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