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!