E is for EVERYONE wants the Eiffel Tower

As requested... I give you La Tour Eiffel painted by moi (both paintings are availale)...



and now the history of the Effel Tower (via Wikipedia)...

The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel) is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris is the single most visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair.

The tower stands at 324 m (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. It was the tallest structure in the world from its completion until 1930, when it was eclipsed by the Chrysler Building in New York City. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France, behind the Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004.

The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend either on stairs or lifts to the first and second levels. The walk to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is accessible only by lift. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants.

The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both Paris and France, often in the establishing shot of movies set in the city.



and the making of the Tower...

and 48 hours with the Tower...


Anddddd if you would like YOUR very OWN ORIGINAL painting of the Eiffel Tower... email me... I will paint it for you... or maybe you like one I already painted here or here... J'adore painting the tower and Paris... I'm available for painting!!!

Now... off I go to wander around Paris VIRTUALLY... in search of the letter "F" for the A to Z in Paris challenge via tossing it out ... hmmmm... where will I end up!

14 comments:

Karena said...

Lovely Fifi, You are very inspirational I always love your subject choices!

Karena
Art by Karena

Sarah said...

I love your paintings! My husband proposed atop the Eiffel Tower so I love all things Paris... Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Frau said...

Gorgeous! I love the Eiffel Tower, heading to Paris on Friday to meet up with my sister. Can't wait!

Bardot in Blue said...

Fifi! These two paintings are to die for! I imagine myself doing some lounging like the first on the champ de mars this spring...if only i had some shoes so fabulous!

I am enjoying your virtual vacation!

xoxo Bardot in Blue

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Wonderful, it must be lovely being in Paris, here in England we have a similar version of the Eiffel Tower at Blackpool, but Blackpool is not Paris, not so romantic a place, though very nice.
Loved the paintings they are excellent.

Have a lovely day.
Yvonne.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love the second painting. I would call it "steel and heels" ;)

Lisa said...

I seriously love those paintings! But alas, I have no job or money right now.

I've been fortunate enough to see the Eiffel Tower with my son when he was 13. Great fun!

Have a great day,
Lisa

Greet said...

Wonderful and great post Fifi!
And your painting is SUPER!
xxx
Greet

SPLENDEROSA said...

Fifi, precious, you are indeed an artist worthy of much praise...you always have whimsy...and you make people "feel" your work and smile.
Those raised legs with the red shoes are fabulous !!!!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fabulous post. Love hearing about the Eiffel tower and love your paintings too.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Fifi, I love your sketches! Especially the one with the woman picnicking near the tower. So talented!

Romantic Heart said...

Beautiful, Fifi!!! Love your Eiffel Tower paintings! Love ALL your paintings! I'm enjoying the vignettes as you show us France!
What a lovely and interesting tour! xoxo

Debbie Pearson said...

Oh Fifi, your painting of the girl on the checkered blanket in front of the Eiffel tower is magnificent!

DesignTies said...

E in Paris couldn't be for anything other than the Eiffel Tower!! It really is an amazing and beautiful structure.

Kelly

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