The Symbol of Paris and France
The Eiffel Tower is one of the tallest structures in Paris and one of the most recognized monuments in the world. It could be considered as a symbol of Paris and France to the world. In fact, the tower is named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel whose other works included the renowned statue of liberty, a gift from France to the United States. At first, the Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built as a "temporary" construction for the 1889 Universal Exposition but it was never dismantled and became a symbolic figure of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is situated near the River Seine on the Champ de Mars, the large public green-space in Paris. At the far opposite end of the park is the École Militaire. The original use of this park is for military training, thus the park is named after Mars, the Roman god of wars. Champ de Mars could be translated to "Field of Mars" in English.
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>>Map of Paris where the Eiffel Tower is situated<<
>>At the train station near the Eiffel Tower<<
>>Walking towards the Eiffel Tower<<
>>The closer, the bigger<<
>>At the base of the Eiffel Tower<<
>>Underneath the Eiffel Tower<<
>>Just beneath the Eiffel Tower<<
>>Taken from the Champ de Mars<<
>>The Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars<<
>>Taken from Palais de Chaillot on the opposite side of the river<<
>>The Eiffel Tower by night<<
>>The Eiffel Tower with beautiful glittering light display<<
>>Just in time for the hourly light display at night<<
>>At the base of the Eiffel Tower by night<<
>>Underneath the Eiffel Tower by night<<
>>Just beneath the Eiffel Tower by night<<
>>The light of the Eiffel Tower reflected the light of charming Paris<<