Above: I turned a corner in the 7th arrondissemnt
and caught my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.
Today Paris is celebrating the 130th birthday
of the Eiffel Tower!
This is a re-post from September 21, 2012
with some changes in the original text.
"Qui aurait dit il y a 130 ans que La Tour Eiffel deviendrait le symbole de Paris?
130 ans et pas une ride!" (Site: Paris à Sortir)
Paintings by Maurice Utrillo and Raoul Dufy.
From Chez Toi en France, a bilingual children's book.
Delauney was obsessed by La Tour Eiffel, painting at least 30 versions.
He appreciated it as a radio tower & symbol for global communication
as well as for its beautiful design.
This book is in a series on arrondissements of Paris.
Gorgeous watercolors are by René Oghia.
ABC de Paris: Découvrir la capitale est un jeu d'enfant
by Raphaëlle Aubert
Minou, a children's book in English, illustrated by Itoko Maeno.
Features many Parisian landmarks.
9 images in the Paris Calendar by Cavallini & Co.
feature the Eiffel.
When I first went to Paris it seemed like a cliché,
& I almost didnt visit it.
But was thrilling.
Far more original, complex , & magificent than I had imagined!