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At the Eiffel – 6

Going down the stairway rather than taking the lift gives you a unique view of the innards of the tower, not that the open design technically has “innards”.

The intricacy of the patterns gave me a new sense of respect for the effort put in to erect this monument.

The Eiffel tower was built of steel as a light, airy, soaring representation of modernity in architecture, breaking free of the weight and stolidity of stone; the steel signifying man’s breaking free of medieval technological limitations.

The sight of the concrete and stone foundations for the pillars was a trifle disillusioning; like your gods with feet of stone (I know, it’s a little too flowery, but that’s what I felt at that moment).

I had thought that the lifts were a modern addition to the tower, but was surprised to learn that these were installed at the end of the 19th century in preparation for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. 

It was not possible to get a better angle for this shot.
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About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

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2 thoughts on “At the Eiffel – 6

  1. thats great! the lifts are that old? Wow!

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by manyofus1980 | 09/10/2018, 4:21 AM

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