Welcome back for more adventures through France . . .
The Altered Book Version.
The Eiffel Tower
Although, it is the pride and joy of Paris; at one time the French people were very opposed to the building of it.
Today the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous icons of the world.
The French people wanted an impressive monument to be built to celebrate the greatness of France, and to be built by the time of the World’s Fair of 1889. The planning began in 1885 and hundreds of design proposals were submitted. The fair’s commissioner chose Gustave Eiffel’s design, but a petition was signed by over 300 protesting its construction. Some viewed the design to be an eyesore that would overpower the city’s other landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. Other’s thought it to be unsafe.
It took three years and three hundred men to build the structure. Eventually the Parisians fell in love with the tower. During World War I the antenna at the top of the tower was used by the military and was said to have played a part in the capturing of the spy, Mata Hari.
Up until the year of 1930 this famous landmark was the tallest man made structure in the world. Today, Paris just would not be Paris without it. Who among us could possibly visit the City of Lights, without a visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower?
The most famous Queen of France
(so disliked and so much scandal . . .
who knows how much of this is true and how much is rumor and gossip, that has grown through repeating)
Off with her head!!!
How would you like to live in a top floor French apartment.
Cool . . .Right?
And at this price . . . not just live there,
but own it!
Well, that is today's adventure.
A little history,
a little real estate . . .
If you get the chance to actually get on a plane and travel to France . . . be nice
send me a postcard :)
I hope that you enjoyed your visit,
Your blogging sister,