Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Relevant? Not really. Fascinating? Yes!

Fun fact to know and tell: in 1900, the 11-year-old Eiffel Tower* was repainted and electrified for the Paris Exposition.  The color of choice?  YELLOW.  While I have not yet had the honor of seeing the Eiffel Tower in person (note the "yet," significant other, should you read this), I am having a very hard time envisioning Gustave's creation in yellow...

* the tower was constructed for an earlier, 1889 exposition commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.

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