Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy 120th birthday !


Sunset on the Tower to celebrate her 120th birthday as the Eiffel Tower 's official opening took place on march 31st 1889.
Today is also the start day for her 19th period of painting. The Eiffel tower is totally repainted every 7 years and this year is will be her 17th period of painting. One year, and more than 60 tons of paint will be nedded.
In 2008 the Tower had her record number of visitors with 6 930 000 which makes her the most visited monument in France and one of the most in the world.
Even if I have the chance to see her a lot, I never get tired of looking at her.

7 comments:

glduro_marieloupe said...

La Vielle Dame se fait plus belle aujourd'hui!

Happy Birthday!

B Squared said...

Top down or bottom up?

Virginia said...

I never tire of her either. I love photographing "the lace" as you have done today. The sunlight makes for a lovely color too. I used my zoom lens in Nov. and got some nice shots. This summer, I"m determined to get some good night shots.

m_m said...

Happy birthday:) The photo is perfect for such occasion! Wonderful shot!

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice detail image ... good to see tight crops of this icon.

Dame Nono said...

et moi qui croyait qu'elle était bleue ...
Je vous aime

[¯Ô¯]njoy said...

Happy Birthday to her!
It's nice to know that even though you see the Eiffel Tower each day, you never get tired of the sight. It would be a sad day if you ever lost that. Thanks for the info!