Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Hurrah for the Tower Eiffel!

When looking at the French spirit of Voyages Extraordinaires, La Belle Époque and visions of the future, it really is fitting to take a brief look at the Eiffel Tower... That great icon of 19th century Paris. Hurrah for the Tower!


An original 1884 planning sketch.


Work in progress, 1888.


The Tower is finished for the 1889 Exposition.


Ground-level at the Tower, 1889.


Another look through the base of the Tower, 1889.


The Eiffel Tower was the centre of the 1900 Exposition as well.


Struck by lightning, 1902.


The official website for the Eiffel Tower can be found here. While there, and with a few hundred dollars to spare, you can even enjoy dinner in the Tower at Le Jules Verne restaurant.

2 comments:

KC_Wong said...

hi, may I ask if one of the photos "Work in Progress 1888" is subject to copyright? I'd like to make a request to use the photo.

kc

Cory Gross said...

I actually have no idea what the copyright status of these photos is. I'd suspect that they belong to an archives somewhere. I just found them all over the Internet.