The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, intended to last only 20 years. Here we are 122 years later. They were painting the tower when we were in Paris. It’s done every seven years to protect it from rust with 50-60 tons of paint. Three different colors are used to make it look like the same color from the ground.
It was a gray day when we went up. Bonus: no lines. We had walked over our first day in Paris and decided to come back because of the ridiculously long lines and all the tour buses. Went up to the top (what’s the point of not going all the way?). I’d like to go back at night.
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From Eiffel Tower. Shot May 27, 2010. Paris, France