The Eiffel Tower is an Iconic Landmark

There are very few man-made structures that come to symbolize a city or country. The Statue of Liberty, the Sphinx, and the Eiffel Tower all invoke images of the countries where they reside. We have yet to visit Egypt, but we have gone to the Statue of Liberty in New York as well as gone to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Not surprisingly, you can find replicas of all of these in Las Vegas, but clearly that isn’t the same thing as seeing the real thing. Seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time almost a decade ago is definitely one of our favorite travel moments. There is something special about the Eiffel Tower, whether it is its raw architecture with the exposed beams or its graceful curvature as it reaches skyward. Clearly it is the most photographed landmark in Paris and every souvenir vendor has miniature replicas galore. We have seen it in autumn with brightly colored trees in the foreground, at night from the Seine, as well as on a cold, wet, winter day. The time of year doesn’t seem to matter, when you see the Eiffel Tower you get a sense that you looking more at a symbol of the French people than a tower constructed to be the entrance of the world fair in 1889. For this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge, Structure, we have chosen a variety of photos that we have taken of the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower from the Seine
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Top of the Arc de Triomphe
Crossing the Bridge towards the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower in Autumn
Eiffel Tower Lit Up at Night
Interesting View
Eiffel Tower against Autumn Sky
Eiffel Tower on a Cold Winter Day

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      1. Sorry for the delayed response, we have been in Cabo San Lucas for the past 10 days. We use a Nikon D5300 and a Pentax istD. Thank you for your offer to share our blog on your post. That would be very kind of you.

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