Monday, January 19, 2009

ABC Wednesday: A is for Tour Eiffel


Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris. When it was built in 1889, it was the tallest structure in the world. It is still the tallest building in Paris and the most visited monument in the world. The search light at top of the tower was added in 2000.  The blue light of the tower was installed in 2008, at the start of French Presidency of the European Union. Grace took the picture during her recent trip to Paris.


Interestingly this picture is almost identical to the black & white picture taken by Col. Philip B. Foote of the US military in 1945. You can see his photo here in Wikipedia.    


This shot was taken from the window of Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. It is a museum mainly housing the replica of the French monuments. A very impressive place to visit.

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22 comments:

richies said...

Awesome photo

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Fotosekken said...

The first one is amazing!

Dulce said...

The first photo is great!

Carol said...

These photos are beautiful... esp like the blue... also enjoyed the history museum..

Babooshka said...

Beautiful in blue. A amazing structure in my favourite country.

lili11 said...

Yes, very beautiful and artistic, indeed. Love it!

shutterhappenings said...

The second and last photo was so well captured!

My "A" photos are posted here and here. Please hop on by if you have time. Happy Wednesday!

uncleawang said...

Wow!!!Thanks for sharing your beautiful shot.The first photo is amazing I love it.By the way I would like to Thank You for commenting & for the tip about photograping on my blog.You are very kind & I'm following your blog from time to time.Thank you again and have a nice day.(http://uncleawangcapture.blogspot.com)

ramblingwoods.com said...

I have never been to Paris..but I would like to see this in person too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Amazing! Especially the first photo.

magiceye said...

all brilliant takes!!!

kRiZ cPEc said...

amazing!

Reader Wil said...

Yes indeed! I hadn't noticed this before but the Eiffel Tower is the perfect A shape!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi there and thank you for your very nice comment.

Excellent! So very creative, good choice

I wish you a great day, Carpe Diem/ Tyra

spacedlaw said...

Nice A (clever). :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Really lovely collection of photos of the Eiffel Tower. It would be fun to visit.

RuneE said...

I had to look at the comments before I saw where the "A" was - and I have been to the top twice!

Ackworth born said...

It does look like the letter A - not been to Paris so never seen it - near here though we have Blackpool tower which has appeared on my blog from time to time - thanks for visiting my sithenah blog and finding Akureyri

Jay said...

Aaaaaah. It makes the letter 'A'! It took me a while to work it out!

I like your photo better than the one in Wikipedia! The composition is tighter. ;)

chanpheng said...

That's the biggest A around!

Thanks for visiting my blog - the secret of the plane wheels photo - it's a 50 seat prop plane with the wings joined at the top of the plane so the fuselage blocks the views out the windows. When the wheels engage before landing, you can't see much else.

Lene said...

Hello, Grace and Bradly :)

It`nice to meet another couple who share the same interest that my husbond and I. I think photographing must be one of the best hobbyes to share in marriage.

Great photos from Paris. We have never been there, but sometime soon, I hope.

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world at your blog. I`ll be back for more :)

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely photo - I've always been fascinated by the Eiffel Tower!

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