Sunday, October 22, 2006

Paris - Eiffel Tower

Our bus tour in Paris started at the Eiffel Tower.

Conceived in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be the temporary master piece of the Worlds Fair, which marked the centennial of the French Revolution.

But it was not dismantled as foreseen, and for over 40 years, it was the tallest building of the world, with a height of 301.80 m.

Consisting of 18 000 elements, linked by 2 million rivets, it has become one of the most famous monuments in the world and the symbol of Paris.

Sources: Les Cars Rouges, Wikipedia: Eiffel Tower

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