Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel, who also designed the support structure of the Statue of  Liberty.  It was finished in 1889 for the World Fair and rises to a height of about 1,050 feet.  It is held together by 2.5 million rivets.  It was the world's tallest structure until Manhattan's Chrysler Building was completed in 1930.  It was almost torn down in 1909 but was spared because it was found to be an excellent transmitting platform for the new science (at the time) of radio.

One of the first places Audrey and I visited was the Eiffel Tower.  This is a very special place for two of our friends, Tiana & Benjamin, because this is where Benjamin proposed to Tiana!

This is a perspective of the Eiffel Tower few people see.  This photo was taken from underneath! It was so big I could not fit it into one frame.  You really get a humble feeling standing under the massive structure.

Audrey in front of the city from the top of the tower.

Paris sprawls out in all directions from the tower.  If you look close you can see the Arc De Triomphe just a little above center and to the right of the cloud's shadow.

Don't look down!!! I took this photo by holding the camera outside the wire cage at the top of the tower and pointed it straight down.  You can see the Eiffel's shadow up and to the right of the tower.  This is Paris' biggest sundial!

They even had our name permanently placed in the tower's floor!  They must have known we were coming to visit. 

Here I am holding on to Audrey so she won't blow away!  I think she's worth hanging on to...

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