Sunday, January 29, 2012

French Twists

One hundred twenty-five years ago, the Eiffel Tower was begun. Imagine how big the festivities will be on May 15, 2014 for the 125th celebration of its opening at the 1889 World Fair in Paris.

For a fascinating read on the construction of the Eiffel Tower, visit here.

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower "was painted in Barbados bronze, a reddish brown color, which was applied in progressively lighter shades from bottom to top in the hopes of making the tower look even taller"?  I didn't either.

It has to be the most recognizable building in the world!


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