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Eiffel Tower at night, Paris, France by T. E. Smith-Lamothe

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T. E. Smith-Lamothe T. E. Smith-Lamothe
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$4.00 to $753.00
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 09, 2012
Date taken
Apr 04, 2009

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It was only supposed to have a 20 year lifespan, but it quickly became such a favourite Paris sight that it has been maintained and renovated as a cherished landmark far beyond that initial proposal. This is a hand-held panorama taken at twilight in Spring 2009. At that time, every hour, the tower announced the new hour with a myriad of strobe lights, sparkling like vertical fireworks. In the distance, one can make out the Montparnasse Tower, which, a Paris-Walks guide told us, is known by locals as "the box the Eiffel Tower came in". For more information, go to: www.eiffel-tower.com Will open in a new tab or window/ and choose your language preference from the pull-down menu at the top line. This panorama is a good companion to some of the other panoramas taken from the same viewpoint, but during the daytime.

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