Friday, April 3, 2015

Fact of the Day: Eiffel Tower

Despite it being one of the most recognizable things in France, the Eiffel Tower was only suppose to last about twenty years. It was finished in 1889, and was originally planned to be taken down in 1909 by the city of Paris. 

21 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know that. W have a replica of it here in Las Vegas.

Kay said...

It's amazing that it's lasted this long!

Margaret D said...

Really, but it's still standing.

Pilar Domínguez said...

It is a lovely construction and fortunately it stands there nowadays.I have been there. Lovely sights of Paris from the top.Kisses:)

Anna-Alina said...

Already know this, as I really was addicted to Eiffel Tower, when I was younger.

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Dascha said...

Oh, did not know that! Interesting. Happy that it is still standing ;-)

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Huggybear said...

Well it has certainly stood the test of time.
I certainly didn't know it was only initially temporary!
Thank God for the Parisians that something survived - I suppose
also for the World to enjoy.
The view from the top is incredible.
Cheers
Colin

Bob Bushell said...

Great things.

Emmylou said...

I didn't know that. I've actually been to the bottom of the Eiffel Towel. Went to see it when I was in Paris many moons ago, but wasn't able to go up coz the lineup was so crazy long. It really is something else:D

Kati said...

Yeah, I knew that - and everyone was against it in the first place!

Have a great weekend,
-Kati

P.S.: Thanks for leaving such nice comment on my last post!

Christine said...

We are so glad it wasn't...interesting.

Al Penwasser said...

I have a picture of me tying my shoe in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Why?
Because I think I have mental problems.

stephen Hayes said...

It was saved by the invention of radio when it was realized the tower made a perfect radio antennae.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, I didn't know that. I'm glad they didn't take it down.

Pat Hatt said...

Bet they are glad that didn't happen. Perfect tourist trap now

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Good for every tourist that they didn't take it down

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Impressive!!!. So beautiful.. happy easter..

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I think it's one of the prettiest structures.

bj said...

It's pure art...why would they ever consider taking it down? It's beautiful

Theresa Mahoney said...

Nice that they left it! It's such a draw for tourists!

Caro * said...

Amazing Eiffel Tower <3