Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lace + Sky

Evening approaches…

Eiffel Tower
Paris
photographed 6.8.2017

Underbelly

Our tour group got to go below the tower, to look at the system of hydraulic lifts that operate the elevators. It was interesting even though I was busy taking pictures and missed a lot of the explanation.

It was also sad: I thought how fun it would be to tell my dad – a civil engineer – about it when I got home. It’s coming up on two years since he passed away, so I guess I didn’t get to Paris soon enough.

Eiffel Tower
Paris
photographed 6.8.2017

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

That View

I had to. And I’m not sorry, either.

Eiffel Tower
Paris
photographed 6.8.2017

Follow

Well, in spite of those very simple instructions (that were even in English!), I actually failed to follow the rabbit.

along Rue Saint-Rustique
Montmartre
Paris, France
photographed 6.9.2017

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