Monday, June 17, 2013

Philatelic Photograph: Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Eiffel Tower
Paris, France
Topic: Philatelic Photographs

On our 3rd visit to Paris we finally pose in front of the Eiffel Tower.
GPS: N48° 51.506; E002° 17.585

Quick Description: 

The iconic Eiffel Tower viewed from from the the Trocadero Gardens.

Long Description:

From the Trocadero Gardens across the River Seine you get this unobstructed view of the entire Eiffel Tower.  The iron lattice Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars, was built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. It was designed and built by engineer Gustave Eiffel, hence its name. The tower is 1,063 ft. tall. When built it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. It is still the tallest building in France.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the the most visited monument in the world; hosting millions of people it every year. The tower has three observation levels that vary in price according to elevation. Restaurants on located on the first two levels.

The stamp was issued in 2009 by France as part of set of 8 stamps in the Images of France Series. The rate is for mailing a 20 gram letter worldwide.

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