What is the Paris from the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower - is perhaps the most recognizable landmarks of Paris. However, few know that was built in 1887, the tower was conceived as a temporary structure, - he served as the entrance arch of the Paris World Exhibition in 1889. It was assumed that after 20 years disassemble the tower.
trehsotmetrovoy tower caused a mixed reaction in the community. It was believed that the daring steel structure will suppress the architectural appearance of the city, to break the unique style of the capital, formed many centuries ago.
Time passes, and opinions change. Today, perhaps, not in the light of the thinking person who is not guided by the famous silhouette of the tower.
How looks Paris from the Eiffel Tower? It should be noted that the tower - three viewing platforms. The first at a height of 57, 63 meters. Second at 115, 73 meters. This far if you want you can walk. On top of the platform, at the level of 276, 13 meters, visitors can only be reached by elevator.
So Paris from a height of 115, 73 meters
In the distance, in the north - "Hill of Martyrs" or Montmartre - the highest point of Paris (approximately 130 meters)
The residential area of the 7th district in Paris
So to say, to assess the scale :)
In the south-eastern side is located 15 quarter
A typical Parisian architectural style.
The western side. Bridge of Bir-Hakim (1903-1905 gg construction) across the Seine, with a passing subway train
North West. Palais de Chaillot - a modern museum center (located in the building of the Navy Museum, the Museum of Man and the Museum of Architecture)
The Paris Business Center - La Défense
The fountains at the foot of the Chaillot Palace.
It looks like the foot of the tower of the first stage (57, 63 meters)
It's time to deck! The most interesting offer from the top of the site, from a height of 276, 13 meters.
It is worth noting that in the windy, blowing the top "is not a joke"; In the fog - nothing is visible. But on a sunny day is worth a lot of patience, as the queue wanting to go up - huge. I recommend that in the first case to dress well. In the second - on the upper platform simply does not rise. And in the third - to come to the opening of the tower to the 9-9: 30 in the morning and once at the very top!
Panorama of the north - north-east of Paris,
The Arc de Triomphe at the Place Charles de Gaulle, which was built by order of Napoleon, commemorating the victories of his Grande Armée (1806-1836 biennium).
What an irony! Similar Triumphal Arch in Moscow, built about the same years, in honor of the victory of the Russian people in the Patriotic War of 1812, the victory over Napoleon
In the labyrinths of the 8th district, the Greek Orthodox Church
Northeast. Le Grand Palais, The Grand Palace - the biggest cultural and exhibition center, built in 1897, 1900 World's Fair
a magnificent bridge of Alexander III. It was built to commemorate the Franco-Russian alliance by Emperor Nicholas II in 1896, and named after the Russian Tsar's father - the Emperor Alexander III.
Louvre. Royal Palace, residence of the French kings from the early 14th century to the end of the 17th. In a museum the Louvre for the first time it opened its doors in 1793 during the French Revolution.
Today Louvre - one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. The most famous exhibits include the famous Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace, The Code of Hammurabi, and many other internationally recognized masterpieces.
If a good look, inside the palace of the composition can be seen "unfortunate" the pyramid, which is the modern entrance to the Louvre Museum. Oh, how many persuasions and views expressed for and against !? How much indignation about the kind of spoiled the historic palace complex ...
The building looks like a giant car park - National Center for Culture and Art. Georges Pompidou. Here are the Museum of Modern Art, a rich library, exhibition and concert halls, and so on. D. You can imagine how much talk and debate caused its construction in 1977, moreover, in the heart of the old quarter, Beaubourg ...
Notre Dame, Notre Dame de Paris. Latin Quarter.
Panorama north-east of Paris,
The area of Alma, and a tunnel under the River Seine, which broke Princess Diana
In the past almost 125 years since the construction of the tower, a view of the rooftops of Paris 7th district of Paris is not much changed.
A Game of Shadows
The eastern side. Panorama of the 7th arrondissement. This is a relatively new area of the city, was founded in the 19th century, as a result of expansion of the city boundaries. There are many agencies, ministries, UNESCO Headquarters.
But perhaps the most interesting attraction of the county, of course, in addition to the Eiffel Tower - is Les Invalides. In fact, as the title - one of the first in Europe poorhouse honored military veterans. Built in 1674, the castle reached its peak towards the end of the 17th century, when its walls are constantly lived more than 4,000 veterans in a very strict subordination vault of church rules and regulations of the military. Where Napoleon is buried
View of the Champ de Mars, named after the god of war - Mars. Since the mid-18th century was used as a military parade ground, the area for parades and parades of troops.
In the near future - the building of the Military School, then Avenue Saks and Montparnasse skyscraper. This is the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
You paid attention to the fact, how willing and friendly meet new and unusual architecture in the city of the Parisians? Over 100 years of the Eiffel Tower had time to get used to, and like, even love. In 1974 he switched to the 210-meter tower built only business center of Montparnasse. Time, of course, does not stand still, and accustomed to the tower, now all attention is focused on the Louvre Pyramid ...
The southeast side. 15th arrondissement of Paris sleeping.
225 000 people live here. This district is the most densely populated in Paris
The south side
Those who live at the Eiffel Tower
The southwest side. How strikingly different from those of the roof roofs 7th District ... But there are opposite each other.
The western part. Receding into the distance the Seine. On the promenade are the skyscrapers of the complex "The front of the Seine," tower "Nikko", "Totem", "Crystal", "Novotel", and many other high-rise residential and public.
The building of Radio House, built in 1963 - an analogue of the Moscow Ostankino.
The prestigious 16th arrondissement of Paris is situated on the north-west. Strictly speaking - it is an area of embassies - (!) More than 90 countries located in this part of Paris, including the Russian Federation.
Such a characteristic bourgeois apartment complex, not "Scarlet Sails", of course ... But also come! :)
Finally - a panorama of northern Paris. Bois de Boulogne - Paris main forest park (865 hectares). In the near term, we are already familiar Palais de Chaillot and Trocadero Gardens.
On the left aristocratic Passy cemetery where buried many famous people: the composer Claude Debussy, George Earl of Brasov (the nephew of Nicholas II), writer Renee Vivien, and many others.
Palais de Chaillot was built for the 1937 World's Fair. Somewhere in here, facing each other, were placed ideological opponents, "Worker and Collective Farm Girl" opposite "of the fascist eagle."
Manhattan Paris - La Défense. It is worth noting the fact that the area began to build up in the mid-50s of the twentieth century, when Europe knew skyscrapers. It was an absolute innovation, and that is still a topic for heated discussions Parisians, for the spoiled horizon ispohablennogo kind of sacred Bois de Boulogne, and so on. D. :)
With best regards from the height of the Eiffel Tower!