Paris, France - Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.

The tower stands 324 m tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world from its completion until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. The walk to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is accessible only by lift. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants.

The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both Paris and France, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.

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  1. NickyHighlander Photography 30 months ago | reply

    I've been there! My, your photo brings back some great memories for me! Beautiful work, David! Congrats on another fine entry fot Explore!

  2. BKHagar *Kim* 30 months ago | reply

    OH! A superb shot!!! I would love to see this in person- your capture is wonderful! Congrats- well deserved EXPLORE!

  3. AmpaCar 30 months ago | reply

    maravillosaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Gracias por tu visita. Carpe diem

  4. Andrew 62 30 months ago | reply

    superb shot of this iconic landmark ......

  5. 30 months ago | reply

    gotto love this! Great work.

  6. Ben's Lens 30 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot!!

  7. sognatore58 30 months ago | reply

    Stratospheric !!!!!!! How wonderful !!!!!!! greetings from sognatore

  8. d@rkmarmotte 30 months ago | reply

    un classique ..... belle photo tout de même

  9. - Lilith - OFF 29 months ago | reply

    excellent composition, spectacular POV and perfect exposure, it's a lovely capture!!!
    Congratulations for your awesome and exciting album and thanks a lot for your kind visit!!! :)
    Have a beautiful day!!!

  10. Blue Celt 29 months ago | reply

    La tour Eiffel , Paris , les lumières de la ville ...

  11. Chris Smith/Out of Chicago 29 months ago | reply

    Wow. What a gorgeous shot of the Eiffel Tower. I love it. Great photostream. Just amazing.

  12. S()M [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

    Superbe lumière

  13. Prasanna Gururajan 27 months ago | reply

    awesome shot of the eiffel tower..grand!!

  14. Etelka (aka) E.T. 17 months ago | reply

    never been in Paris.thx.for u'r visit.Inst.Fav.

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