Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower

Today marks the 126th anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower.  What better way to note the occasion than to post one of my first images of it?

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower at Night (May 13, 2006)

The tower was the main exhibit at the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), held to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.  The arched bridge in the foreground is the Passarelle Debilly, a footbridge constructed for the same Exposition. Both were intended to be temporary structures, but fortunately both escaped that fate. The bridge, however, was moved from its original location not far away to where it stands today.

To see a few more pictures of Paris check my website here.

16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower

  1. Now this is two glorious posts about Paris that I’ve run into today, Robin. Are the travel Gods trying to tell me something? Not that I need any nudging. I keep hinting about maybe making this a 35th wedding anniversary trip, which comes at summer’s end 😉 Wonderful, marvelous, stunning image of La Tour Eiffel!

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