What do you think of when you think of Paris? Croissants? La Louvre? The Eiffel Tower surely?
Erected 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.
All photos are copyrights David Goldstein Photography