Eiffel Tower

It’s the Eiffel Tower.  The most visited paid monument in the world.  It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair.  The builder, Gustave Eiffel put up about half of the money needed to construct the tower in return for which he was given a 20 year contract that permitted him to collect the fees for entrance to the tower.  By the end of the world’s fair there were almost 2 million visitors.  After this 20 year period, ownership would revert to the city of Paris and they planned to tear it down.

Sadly, during our visit in Paris, the top level of the Eiffel tower was closed.  Such is the nature of travel.  You can’t always visit a particular place during a perfect time for weather, events or availability of major attractions.

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  1. Hi Kevin and Val.  Wow, great shots of the Eiffel Tower.  It’s a shame you couldn’t visit the top of the Tower.Thank you for sharing such a great vacation with Val and for taking such good care of her.  Mahalo very much!!!!!!          My magic jack phones aren’t working.They haven’t worked for the last 3 days.  I tried calling on my  cell phone, and the phones doesn’t ring.  Who  can I call to see what the problem is????  Sorry to interrupt your vacation.     A message appeared on the screen just now.  “An update is available.  Would you like to download and install this update now?  (Continue, Cancel or Settings).                    I’m leaving to visit Doris soon.   I’ll get back to you when I return.  Enjoy your trip.  Take care.  Love,  Mom

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