Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Good Stuff

Really now.

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La dame de fer is still one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the man-made world.

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All the postcards and cliche Paris scenes can not prepare you for the size and grace of iron lace that rises up 81 stories into the sky.

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Unlike the Empire State Building, which is filled with office towers, the only purpose of this structure is to make you feel very small.

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It's hard to put your life in the hands of a very old funicular elevator.

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Also, it's windy like a hurricane up there. The bubbles on my champange ended up scattered across my person before I could finish it.

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Eiffel kept an apartment up there at the tippy-top. I guess that is the ultimate vote of confidence from an engineer.

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Best of all, in the bathroom on that swaying top floor, written on the grouting, were messages of love.

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Once an hour, the entire tower lights up with twinkling LED lights. A bit tacky maybe, but just lovely anyway.

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