Get an eif-fel of this!
Once upon a time, way back in 1889,
the French people became tired
of tripping over all the disgarded pieces of iron
that were laying round about.
What to do? What to do??
Each day they would sit mulling over their dilemma
while sipping a coffee in a sidewalk cafe.
Then a bloke by the name of Gustave Eiffel,
while chewing on a croussant and doodling with his pen on his napkin,
came up with a great idea to use up
the surplus supply of iron that was littering the town.
He called his sketch a puddle iron lattice tower.
They found a vacant spot on the Champ de Mars...
"Trust me...this will work. It's gonna look good!"
The town's folk could not come up with a better idea,
so they listened to Gustave,
and proceeded to help assemble all those annoying bits of iron.
Before too long, they had finished erecting their huge iron structure,
which could be seen from miles around.
It became know as the Eiffel Tower,
(or the iron lady to those closest to her)
and is the tallest building in Paris.
Today, Paris would not be PARIS without the Eiffel Tower.
I hope you have enjoyed this Paris pondering.
For other delightful pathways through the city of Paris
please be sure to visit with the magnificent Anita,
over at 'Castles, Crowns and Cottages',
...she will have a whole list of places you can wander, on the 28th May.
(just be sure to allow for the time difference...the USA is 15 hours behind Australia)