The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddled iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m the highest accessible to public in the European Union and the highest in Europe.
The tower stands 320 metres (1,050 ft) tall, about the same...
I have been photographing the beauty of North America, its natural scenery and its cities, for over 25 years. As you can tell from my portfolio, my travels have taken me to many parts of the United States as well as other locations around the world. My photographic work has won awards and has been published in many books, calendars and magazines and is available for stock usage at alamy.com.
Originally from Sweden, in beautiful Scandinavia, I moved to the United States in 1993. I have lived in both Washington state and in North Texas, where I currently reside. I enjoy many types of photographic subjects and styles, but it is my love for nature and travel photography that really gets my heart pumping and creative juices flowing. When...
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