Today is World Photography Day and I thought I’ll share with you something different, a famous image from Paris which is not like any you would have seen. I googled it and did not see any photos like this. Even when photographing iconic images, I love to include nature as much as possible by taking the photo from a different perspective as other people.
Unveiled on the 31st December 1985, invented by Pierre Bideau, an electrician and lighting engineer, it consists of 336 projectors equipped with high-pressure, yellow-orange sodium lamps.
This form of illumination, which has been met with unanimous, worldwide success, was the starting point of a nocturnal revival of monuments, in Paris as well as in the cities of France and the world.
The beams of light, directed from the bottom towards the top, illuminate the Eiffel Tower from the inside of its structure. Since 1958, by replacing the 1,290 working projectors that illuminated the Tower from the outside, they have been highlighting the fine metallic structure of the monument and illuminating the areas used by late-night visitors until the closing of the Tower to the public. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, it is equally necessary for the security of the late-night operation of the Tower.
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- Inspirational Mount
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For people who love numbers taken from https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/the-monument/key-figures 😉
|Current height||1063 feet|
|Original height||1024 feet|
|First floor||187 feet, 14,485 square feet|
|Second floor||377 feet, 4,692 square feet|
|Third floor||906 feet, 820 square feet|
|Lifts||5 lifts from the esplanade to the second floor, 2 x 2 duo lifts from the second floor to the top|
|Weight of the metal frame||7,300 tons|
|Total weight||10,100 tons|
|Number of rivets used||2,500,000|
|Number of iron parts||18,038|
|Pillars||The 4 pillars form a 410 square feet sideways square|