Monday, June 3, 2013

Fact of the Day: Eiffel Fair

While the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous spots in Paris and France, it was originally the entrance arch for the 1889's World's Fair. The Fair itself was also a celebration for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. 

25 comments:

Cloudia said...

wonderful facts, Adam!



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MEcoy said...

well a tower that made a history!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I love historic facts, Adam.Today´s was really interesting. Kisses:)

DWei said...

How old is the actual tower?

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

On of the most beautiful places on the world.. Love it.. :-)))

Unknown said...

very interesting!! xoxo

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting info. Never knew this!

Unknown said...

Something older than me

Holy Ghost Writer said...

And it is still standing

Unknown said...

I knew this :)and I love this topic ^_^
New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
oxoxoxo
Marie

CQUEK said...

i have been there..

DEZMOND said...

it's always been a strange structure. Don't think people would nowadays allow for such a huge metal piece to be erected in the middle of any big city.

Pat Hatt said...

quite the monument indeed

Christine said...

interesting!

Dana said...

I'd love to see it someday!

A Beer for the Shower said...

And yet I've still never been there. One day...

Linda said...

Fascinating. I have never been to France, but perhaps one day...

Always Maylee said...

So interesting! I would definitely love to visit the Eiffel Tower some day.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

very interesting fact!

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Saucy Siciliana said...

I have been to the Eiffel Tower but I didn't know its history.
Adam, those fruits you thought are apricots are really loquats. In Sicily we call them Nespole.

Maude Lynn said...

I would love to visit the Eiffel Tower!

Anna-Alina said...

To see the Eiffel Tower is my dream from childhood.

Kay said...

No kidding? I had no idea. You do find the most interesting facts, Adam!

Al Penwasser said...

When I used to give tours of my ship (an aircraft carrier) our visitors were always amazed when I told them that, if we stood the ship on its end, it would be as tall as the Eiffel Tower.
Funny, nobody ever mentioned about all the people and planes which would fall off.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Interesting! I think I would like to visit the Eiffel Tower more than the fair though!