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March 31, 2015

Here´s looking at you, kid


Did you know that today is the 126th birthday of the stunning Eiffel Tower?
Designed by Gustave Eiffel, this iron beauty was going to conmemorate the first centennial of the French Revolution. Back in the day, it was the highest building on earth until the construction of New York´s Chrysler Building in 1930. 







Although now it´s Paris´s  beloved icon, in 1889, many famous artists were against it, 

“We, writers, painters, sculptors, architects, passionate lovers of the beauty, until now intact, of Paris, hereby protest with all our might, with all our indignation, in the name of French taste gone unrecognized, in the name of French art and history under threat, against the construction, in the very heart of our capital, of the useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower.” 




It´s funny how things change over the years, something that was consider hideous in the past, is now the ultimate love spot.   Nowadays, we couldn´t picture France without it´s Iron Lady.




So, here´s looking at you kid!

9 comments :

  1. Happy birthday Eiffel Tower. It's such a beauty.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  2. Happy birthday Eiffel Tower. It's such a beauty.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Carmen, hope you have a nice day!
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  3. PARISSS <3

    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/manishaanwari2-11510825

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  4. Awesome! I didn't know that history about it. Thanks for the info.
    Love your header :)

    www.girlcandress.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, it has a great story behind :)

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  5. Seriously I have to see it in person one day. So gorgeous! I cannot even imagine Paris without it. ~megan
    www.booksteaandnyc.com

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    1. You should definitely visit it someday, it´s totally worth it!

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