Invocation of science

This would have been slightly more interesting if I’d known it while I was there, but there are 72 names on the Eiffel Tower; Gustave Eiffel called it “an invocation of science” because of his concerns over protests against the tower. It doesn’t sound especially plausible, that a list of names would calm down protesters, but the very existence of the tower indicates that it worked. I guess.

(Click for a larger view, and you can see them, at the bottom of that rectangular section.)

Eiffel Tower
Paris
photographed 6.8.2017

Posted on July 24, 2017, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the explanation about the names, Melinda. I noticed them in yesterday’s photo and wondered what they meant. I was not aware of all the filigree work on the tower. What a mixture of old and new aesthetic.

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