La Tour Eiffel …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Springtime in Paristhe Eiffel Tower was never meant to be a permanent structure when it was built for the 1889 World’s Fair…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz The Iron Ladyit’s use as an important radio tower helped save it from being torn down in the early 1900’s after some Parisians thought it an eyesore and possibly unsafe…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz La Tour Eiffelthe “Iron Lady” is an iconic symbol of France attracting more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world (approximately 7 million people per year) …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz from arc de triompheevery seven years 60 tons of Eiffel Tower Brown paint freshen up all 986 feet of her…

collageit was only a 20 minute walk from our Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Hotel to the tower…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Traveling T Cup at La Tour Eiffelthat filled us with excitement each and every time we saw her…Slice of Galeries Lafayette Paris Map a wonderful Jean-Paule Goude image that I enlarged from a Galeries Lafayette map inspired two more pages in my French Travel Journal (turning her in the opposite direction I added one of our photos of the Eiffel Tower for her body along with more French ribbon trim)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Paris Postcard from the pastthe postcard on the left hand page was sent to my parents by me from the tippy top of the tower years ago (at that time they added a special embossed emblem and stamp when you mailed your card from the tower)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz postcard upjoining again with Art Journal Journey’s MAPS challenge and Elizabeth’s T Stands for Tuesday

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz April in Paris Tour Eiffellastly here is a 17 second video I took of the wonderful light show that happens each night for five minutes on the hour…

ooh la laa how we enjoyed that twinkle stepping out of our hotel just a little ways…

 

 

 

 

34 responses to “La Tour Eiffel …

  1. What a remarkable tribute to the Eiffel Tower. It would have been sad had it been demolished, because I think when most of us think of Paris, we think of the Eiffel Tower. I love the photo taken by Mr. Magpie. It’s a beautiful, yet different view than most I’ve seen in travel brochures.

    I’m so jealous that the traveling tea cup got to see this beautiful place. It makes me smile that you take it with you everywhere you travel, though.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower, as well as your beautiful AJJ pages and postcard from days gone by with us for T this nearly Tuesday.

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  2. What a lot of loveliness in your post today, dear Patty! The Eiffel Tower is really something very special and you very much fell under its charm. Love the journal pages you made for AJJ, very atmospheric, and love the Lady. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. I learned a lot about the tower tonight 🙂 That’s a lot of paint WOW!!!! Your photos are amazing and I love the spreads you did. Love seeing the traveling teacup… it sure does get around. Thanks so much for sharing your time at the tower ♥

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  4. WOW, dear Patty
    such a great post, your journal pages are magnificent.
    Can you perhaps install a booster button, my English is
    a bit rusty. 😉
    Many greetings and a sunny early summer.
    Sadie

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  5. An AMAZING spread – just gorgeous how you used that image —wonderful!
    Thank you very much for joining us again with such a beautiful entry liebe Patty! I wish you a happy week!
    oxo Susi

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  6. what a variety around just one building – a great TOUR indeed… how nice you could see the night sparkling Tower from your Hotel. a great post again.
    nice to see you have so many memories of your France travel – and such an amount of photos!

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  7. How could I not adore this post. 👍👍😀😀😀💋💋❤️

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  8. Paris wouldn’t be Paris without the Eiffel Tower, its such an iconic land mark. Loved the photos and your journal pages. The light show must have been great to see up close.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Aaaaaaah the perfect symbol of Paris. There must be more images of the Eiffel Tower floating around than you could possibly count. As usual your pages are gorgeous.

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  10. I know. I can’t imagine how the Parisians thought she was a hideous chunk of metal? I read a wonderful book about the tower a few years back by Jill Jonnes called Eiffel’s Tower. Anyhow, your photos are wonderful, especially with the tea cup! That was smart to think of doing that with all the travel excitement going on. And your spread is gorgeous too. I love how you added that vintage postcard and that little bit of map on the edge. Happy T day Patty. Hugs-Erika

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  11. I’m glad they didn’t take down the Eiffel tower. I’m sure they must have strengthened it along the way through the years. I don’t envy the painters. When they arrive at the top it will be time to start again!
    I love your journal page and the vintage card. Great memories. Clever idea to turn the Goude lady the other way.
    I also like the idea of the travel cup. Do you actually take that cup with you or are you clever with photoshop?
    Happy T-Day,
    Blessings,
    Lisca

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  12. The Eiffel Tower really is a personality and presence no matter where you go in Paris, isn’t it? You and Mr. Magpie captured that so well in all of your photographs. Your journal spread is magnifique and to be able to include a post card from your parents with that special emblem and stamp is tres formidable! And thank you for sharing the light show!

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  13. I really enjoyed mentally visiting Paris with you. Thanks for the history of the Eiffel Tower, I like finding bits of information like that. What a special postcard and stamp that is for your journal. It makes the pages just that much more personal.

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  14. Aahhh, what is Paris without the Eiffel Tower? What a beautiful vignette of photos along with a bit of history too. And when it sparkles at night-pure magic! Your journal pages depicting the Eiffel tower along with your mementos is so beautiful-especially to have your special card with the stamp:) Happy T day!

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  15. Wonderful pictures and video – especially for those of us who cannot see it live in person! The lady in your art journal looks as if she is looking down on all of her visitors below. Wonderful imagery!
    sandy xx

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  16. I loved seeing your Paris photos, as I went to Paris last week myself. Paris, Tennessee, that is 😉 They use the Eiffel Tower on some of their signs. It’s interesting to remember the strong emotions people had against the tower when we look at new sculpture and architecture today. I try to think, “but they didn’t like the Eiffel Tower to start with…. Maybe this thing will grow on me.”

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  17. wow that’s a lot of metal to be considered a temporary structure! now iconic…good thing they kept it! beautiful photos, as always, and love your journal pages! happy T day!

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  18. It truly is such an amazing building dear Patty, magic by night and day,too, -imagine if we had not had anything but old photos of Tour Eiffel ,-that would with our eyes of today have been almost a disaster,- culturally.
    I love the old photos with people walking at the food of the tower, but it is wonderful it is still, here.
    Also it is wonderful you could add the card, to your spread,-send to your parents, so many years ago, from that same spot,—- it must hold memories from then and now, together. And I love it reveals the tower lady`s face when lifted up ,from the page. Wonderful Patty.
    Dorthe, OXO
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  19. U la la…Paris is inspiring! So many lovely things to see!Love your journal pages too!Gorgeous!

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  20. How wonderful that the Eiffel Tower was right on your hotel doorstep and you got to see her twinkle lights so many times … ooh-la-la! The ironwork and structural engineering always amazes me, I love her curvature! Your journal page really does her justice and captures more great memories, the postcard and special embossed emblem and stamp from the tower are a lovely touch! Happy T day! 🙂

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  21. I never knew that the tower was supposed to be a temporary build. The light show is remarkable. Loved all the pics. 🙂

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  22. What a great post, Patty! Love your amazing video and photos, and specially the tea cup collage… a wonderful composition. Your French Travel journal is fabulous!!! Mar :)xx

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  23. Oh my goodness Patty what a wonderful post about the Iron Lady. So many beautiful photos and the video too. All those wonderful memories and your own book pages too. Gorgeous!

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  24. i love the way the photos inspired your work — the journal pagea are most excellent and so very creative! xo

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  25. Oh what a lot of amazing different views of the Eiffel Tower, I am very impressed. Your art journal pages with the funny Eiffel Tower on her head looks great. It is nice that you kept save th old card you had send to your parents long ago, a wonderful memory.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  26. It seems you’ve fallen in love with La Tour Eiffel and I don’t blame you… she is most lovely! Enjoy Summertime dear one!

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  27. This is more fabulous than I can say! I love the grace of the tower. Have you read Edward Rutherfurd’s “Paris”? One of the characters is a tower steel worker and the background is fascinating. Don’t you love that Galleries Lafayette map? It’s one of my favorites. I love how you incorporated the image from that with your wonderful photos and the postcard from days gone by! It couldn’t be better!

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  28. So many wonderful pictures Patty and just imagine all that paint!
    Your Journal page is delightful too. xoxoxo

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  29. Your traveling tea cup certainly has some wonderful adventures, dear Patty. Beautiful photos of a city I adore. Your journal page is exquisite – so full of colour and interest. A gem. hugs, Donna

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  30. marycnasser

    Great map art journal pages! Wow!!

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  31. I’m loving your photos and travel pages Patty! TFS! xxx

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  32. Paris without the tower – no, no, no!! The photos are fabulous! Aah Patty! Oh to be back there again! Hugs, Chrisx

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  33. ahhh The traveling teacup makes it’s place in front of the Eiffel!!
    Just Wonderful!!
    I do love this spread- made me giggle aloud- what a great find-that woman is!! xo

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