Photograph of the week: Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower was never meant to be a permanent landmark – instead, it was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition but of course it still stands to this day, more than 120 years later, and is the most visited paid monument on the planet. Standing at 300 metres tall, and the tallest building in the world at the time of its construction, the Tower actually varies in height by as much as 15 centimetres, depending on the air temperature. This iconic monument has 1,665 steps, 20,000 light bulbs, 2.5 million rivets and 30 replicas around the world… and even the paint alone weighs the equivalent of ten elephants!

Eiffel Tower

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Comments (5)

  1. Maggie says:

    Beautiful photograph of Eiffel tower!! Paris city looks amazing and wish to visit Paris as soon as possible…

  2. James says:

    Very Nice Article… Such a Beautiful Photograph of Eifel Tower looking Amazing..which makes paris world hot tourist spot..

  3. Lee Berry says:

    Fantastic image & great information – paint the weight of ten elephants – who would’ve thought it!?!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Lovely photo, in the words of Audrey Hepburn “Paris is always a good idea”. I try to visit as frequently as possible, and whenever I am there there isn’t a single cloud in the sky.

  5. Kathryn says:

    Lovely photo, in the words of Audrey Hepburn “Paris is always a good idea”. I try to visit as frequently as possible, and whenever I am there there isn’t a single cloud in the sky.

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