Today is the 126th anniversary of the opening of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower. The BCPF and I have been to Paris twice and we both consider it one of our absolute favorite cities, if not the favorite. It’s a beautiful, historic wonder that holds our hearts.
The Eiffel Tower (or Tour Eiffel in French) opened on March 31, 1889 on the Champ de Mars as the entrance arch of the 1889 World’s Fair. It was designed and built by Alexandra Gustav Eiffel and then it was named after him. It is truly a sight to behold standing in front of it or under it. I can only imagine what it’s like to stand on it but we didn’t do that either time we were there. We had other things to do and standing in line for this was not what we had in mind for a good time. Maybe the next time. One thing to see is when the sun goes down, and the lights come on, every hour for 5 minutes, it does the Tour Eiffel “Flip Out” as I’ve come to call it. That’s when the lights go all a-flutter. I really recommend seeing it. I included a video of this in a post for the Honeymoon Chronicles. Read that post here.
Anywhat! Joyeux anniversaire Tour Eiffel and many, many more!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway