Picture of the Day: The Eiffel Tower from Below
THE EIFFEL TOWER FROM BELOW
In this photograph we see Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower from below as the photographer looks directly upwards from the exact center of the structure. I always find it interesting to see such recognizable world symbols from different angles and vantage points.
Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011 and it received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. The third level observatory’s upper platform is, at 279.11 meters, the highest accessible to public in the European Union. The tower stands 320 metres (1,050 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. [Source]