The Eiffel Tower- Beauty or the Beast?

What do you think of when you think of Paris? Croissants? La Louvre? The Eiffel Tower surely?

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Most would agree the Eiffel Tower’s status as a global cultural icon of France, however not all are in agreement that it is a beautiful construction.
The Eiffel Tower,
or La Tour Eiffel, (for those of us who pretend to be french!),  is one of the most recognised structure in the world. Found
at the Champ de Mars in Paris.

It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Fashion in ParisErected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design.

Standing at 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, the tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011,

and received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

Not bad for a lattice of iron! However, the debate of beauty or a beast continues. But what do you? Is it an eyesore of a construction or a master-piece?

Using David Goldstein’s photos, we will let you decide.

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All photos are copyrights David Goldstein Photography

http://www.dgoldsteinphotography.com/fr/accueil.html

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