Eiffel Tower History and Gifts
Eiffel Tower, a Wonder of the World
I had once gone to a meeting where they were having an impromptu discussion about the seven wonders of the world and why you should visit a particular one. I remember thinking that the Eiffel Tower should be included. Although initially built in recognition of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris France, the Eiffel Tower has still remains, and has become an icon throughout the world.
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Eiffel Tower History - Eiffel Tower Construction and a Ride Up the Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel, an engineer from Paris, who also assisted with the structural framework for the Statue of Liberty, had founded a company that specialized in metal structural work. Two chief engineers of that company, Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin, had an idea for a tall tower in 1884. Assembly began in 1887 and was completed 22 months later, culminating into the structure of the Eiffel Tower as we know it today.
Eiffel Tower Construction Poster - See the stages of the Eiffel Tower being built:
39 X 20 inch Poster Showing 4 Images of Different Stages of the Eiffel Tower Construction
Eiffel Tower Height
The height of the Eiffel tower is reported to be 300 meters, 324 including the flagpole.
There are three levels to the Eiffel Tower, the second and third being accessible by elevator. Able bodied visitors can take the 1,665 steps to the top level, or they can walk up to the second level and then ride the elevator.
This wall mural is approximately 55 by 32 inches. It is removable and repositionable.
Eiffel Tower Mural - Bringing the Eiffel Tower Home
This mural is removable and re-positional. It comes in different sections to put together.
Riding the elevator of the Eiffel Tower on YouTube vids
Painting of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is painted approximately every seven years.
The Eiffel tower, being made of iron, needs to be painted to help the structure endure. Painting, on average, occurs approximately every seven years. It has changed color six times so far, and has been red-brown, yellow ochre, and the current color is bronze. The 19th painting of the Eiffel tower commenced in March of 2009.
How much paint does it take to paint the Eiffel Tower?
Compare your answer to the one near the bottom of this page.
How much paint do you think it takes to paint the Eiffel Tower?
Lighting of the Eiffel Tower
The lighting of the Eiffel Tower has changed with the times, and has included gas, incandescent lamps, sodium lamps, neon, and electricity. Present day illumination can be changed to display different decorations and colors, for a day or longer.
Eiffel Tower Paris Tea Light Candle Holder is made of wrought iron.
It is 15 inches high. The candle is in the lower part; the unit looks impressive while lit in a dark room.
Eiffel Tower Prints
Eiffel Tower at Dusk Art Poster
I love the colors in this poster. The Eiffel Tower, with lights, looks stunning against the dusk sky of purplish pink and blue.
This poster is 24 by 36 inches. It is said to be easy to frame.
There are many renderings of the Eiffel Tower.
This unique mosaic style Eiffel Tower, was designed by CherylsArt at Zazzle. This design is also on mugs, posters, playing cards, tshirts, and more.
Build your own Eiffel Tower
The pieces are actually jigsaw style and they are made of plastic. People have said that it is quite sturdy.
Most said that it was pretty easy to put together, and some said that the corners were somewhat difficult.
Eiffel Tower Postcards
Get your Eiffel Tower postmark
By purchasing your Eiffel Tower postcards ahead of time, you can take them with you to the first level of the Eiffel Tower when you're ready to mail them, and they'll be postmarked with a special Eiffel Tower postmark.
You can also find Eiffel Tower postage stamps, tee shirts, and more by visiting the above text link and typing in your desired criteria in the search box that you'll see on the top right hand side of the landing page.
Planning to visit the Eiffel Tower?
May is known as the wettest month; be sure to take your umbrella.
The recommended times to visit Paris are the spring and fall months. Most tourists visit in July and August. July is usually known as the warmest month.
This umbrella is made with fiberglass ribs. Check the weather report before you go.
What to see in Paris - This pocket size guide includes maps and illustrations.
This Paris tour books shows starting places, maps, and includes suggestions on where to eat.
Learn French - French is the main language in Paris. - You'll probably be able to find people that speak some English.
This sounds like a fun way to learn some French, and it covers different ways of learning. You'll have not only auditory, but visual live action as well.
You get to listen to phrases, see them in writing, and picture them with live action and cartoons. There are also games, crossword puzzles, and short films to make learning French easier.
Eiffel Tower Address
Champ de Mars
Bicycling in Paris
Bicycling in Paris is one of the green ways to get around the French city. There are bike rental stations in numerous locations throughout the city, and there is also a Bike Tour option.
So how much paint does it take?
The answer is 60 tons of paint. It also takes 25 painters more than a year to paint the structure from top to bottom.
Did you take a guess on how much paint it took to paint the Eiffel Tower?
If so, how did you do?
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