Monday, January 14, 2019

Eiffel Tower in the Spring

I found this information about the Eiffel Tower on the internet and thought I would share it with you.  These are not my own words.
The Eiffel Tower, as the name might suggest, was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel's engineering company, Compagnie des √Čtablissements Eiffel

Contrary to popular belief, however, Eiffel himself has very little to do with the tower's design and actual construction.  The tower was designed by two of Eiffel's senior engineers, Maurice Koechlin and √Čmile Nouguier. The tower's design came about after a discussion about a suitable centerpiece for the 1889 Paris Exposition.

The Eiffel Tower was originally constructed for the 1889 Paris Exposition.
It was specifically intended as the grand entrance to the Exposition and was not meant to be a permanent feature of the Parisian skyline. After its official inauguration in March of 1889, the tower was supposed to stand for 20 years and be dismantled in 1909.

This was the total time limit awarded to Eiffel for his permit to build it. Once ownership reverted to the City of Paris the original plan was to dismantle it. In fact, part of the original competition rules was for the winning structure to be easily dismantled. But as it provided a great radio antenna it was allowed to remain standing after the permit's expiration.

So  groups of  tourists travel to see the Eiffel Tower many years after it was built. 

I used Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss sprays to color the scene.   The Technique Junkies Collage Eiffel stamp is so lovely.  The truck comes from the Technique Junkies Stamps Enjoy the Ride.  I used a small portion of  Technique Junkies Key Script to stamp the die cut circle at the top left. 

Please remember using the discount code TJ10Judy will discount your entire order amount by 10%.  

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!