Today, it 's hard to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Built for the 1889 World Exposition by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, this iconic iron landmark has given Paris an elegant look for decades. Over the years, it has attracted more than 220 million visitors and has made Paris one of the most visited cities in the world. Check out our awesome handpicked wallpapers of Eiffel Tower below.
Today, it 's hard to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Built for the 1889 World Exposition by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, this iconic iron landmark has given Paris an elegant look for decades. Over the years, it has attracted more than 220 million visitors and has made Paris one of the most visited cities in the world. With its cutting edge festive lights, this tower crowns the city’s night sky with pop and color, giving it an aesthetically appealing look.
The Eiffel Tower is the ultimate cliché that represents Paris; it is the object of maximum fascination that attracts thousands of visitors to the city each day. Its unique architecture is something you will always appreciate whenever you set your eyes on it and makes it difficult for you not to have a closer look at it whenever you land in Paris.
Do you know this tower inside out? The following are five interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower.
It is a sparkling tower
It is interesting to note that this tower has 20,000 light bulbs, having 5,000 mounted on each side. These light bulbs sparkle for 5 minutes every hour from nightfall up until 01:00 hours. Did you, however, know that it is illegal to take a photograph of this sparkling giant iron tower at night? Often regarded as a piece of art, this tower is protected by intellectual property rights, and taking a picture of it at night attracts huge fines.
It is an architectural achievement
This tower was built by a French engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel in 1849. Interestingly, the 1,063 feet tall tower took only two years, two months, and five days to complete hence it is regarded as an architectural and technical achievement.
It has attracted millions of visitors to Paris
Since the opening of its doors in 1889, this captivating tower has attracted over 250 million visitors to Paris. In the 21st century, Eiffel Tower attracts over 7 million visitors annually, 76% of whom are foreigners. This has made it the most visited paid-for monument in the world.
It is not a typical suicide ground
Although deaths are not common in this tower, they are not entirely unheard. Since its inception in 1889, only 349 successful suicides have been reported here. This is according to the Societe de la Tour Eiffel. Most of the deaths were from daredevils who tried to perform dangerous stunts, while some were from people who hanged themselves from the beam, or jumped from the highest level.
It was used as a communication interception center during the World War I
This mesmerizing tower has a wireless communication station which was used by the French military during the World War I to intercept enemy communications from Berlin, Germany. This enabled the French army to arrest, convict, and execute enemies quickly.
It was the tallest man made structure for 41 years
Have you ever learned that the Eiffel Tower was the tallest human-made structure in 41 years? Probably not. For your information, it lost this title when Chrysler Building, in New York was completed in 1930.
Popularly known as the "iron lady," the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly a spellbinding structure that has become a much loved French icon. The above interesting facts make it even more thrilling. It is, therefore, one place you should purpose to visit at some point in your life.
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Windows 1. First, find the perfect wallpaper for your PC. 2.Just below the image, you’ll notice a
that says “Free Download.” Just below that text is your screen’s resolution (don’t worry, we calculated
that part for you.) 3.Click the button, and you’ll notice the image save to your browser. 4.Navigate to
that image on your computer (it will probably be in your “downloads” folder) 5.Right-click the image in
the folder and click “Set as desktop background.” 6.Enjoy your new wallpaper!
Mac 1. Download your favourite wallpaper clicking on the blue download button below the wallpaper. 2. In this order, click Apple Menu > System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop 3. Now find the image you want to use. Here you’ll want to select your own, so you’ll select the location your new image downloaded. 4. Click on the photo. 5. Exit back to your desktop and see what it looks like!
iPhone/iPad 1. Find an image you like on wallpapertag.com and click on the blue download button below an image. 2. Tap on an image and hold on a few seconds. Choose “save image” from the list below. 3. Navigate to the “Photos” app and find the image you want as your background. 5. Use the share button (the one that looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it). 6. Select the “Use as a Wallpaper” button 7. Here you can arrange the picture how you want it, then tap “set.” 8. Next you can select whether you want this image to be set as the background of your lock screen, home screen or both. 9. Navigate back to your home screen and take a look at your new wallpaper.
Android 1. Search for a wallpaper you like on wallpapertag.com and download it clicking on the blue download button below the wallpaper. 2. Open your gallery/photos app and click on the “download” folder. 3. The first image you see here should be the image you downloaded. 4. Click on the image and in the top right corner, click the menu button (three vertical dots). 5. In the drop down menu, click “Set as wallpaper.” 6. You’ll then be prompted to select whether you want to set the image as the background of your home screen, lock screen or both. 7. You’ll then be able to move the image to how you like. When you’re satisfied, press “set as wallpaper.” 8.Go back to your home screen and enjoy your new wallpaper!