Picture This: The Eiffel Tower (by a Frustrated Architect)

When I was a kind, I wanted to be an architect.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

I enjoyed sketching buildings and studying them using my understanding of space. However, I soon realised that there were other aspects I wanted in my career that architecture couldn’t provide me. I wanted to work with people across different cultures, help them improve a part of their business – which finally led me to International Business.

Admiring the Eiffel Tower, makes me wonder if I really made the right decision. I mean – I might have become the next Gustave Eiffel! Dreams aside – I know what made me move away from architecture and into business, and after all these years, I know that I made the right decision. I don’t regret it – specially because architecture will always remain as one of my biggest interests.

Having said this, I thought I’d share a few fun facts:

  • The Eiffel Tower helps you to find your way in Paris as its 4 pillars are aligned to the points of the compass
  • With extremely strong stormy wind, it can move 13 cm (I wouldn’t like to be up there when this happens!)
  • On a clear day, you can see up to 67 km away from the upper part of the Tower
  • During winter, the Tower shrinks 15 cm
  • During summer, the Tower leans very slightly, as one side is heated by the sun and expands up to 8cm

Do you know any interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower?

15 thoughts on “Picture This: The Eiffel Tower (by a Frustrated Architect)

  1. Hopped on over from Travel Babbles. I was browsing your blog before I left a comment and I looooove all the travel talk and photos! We're planning a trip to Europe this summer, so I look forward to the insight I will find from your blog on cities and such in Europe! angiedmac.blogspot.com

  2. Wow! Interesting facts on the Eiffel tower! I had no idea! 🙂 Stopping by from Around the World Wednesdays.

  3. Found your blog through Travel-Babbles around the world day:)I love Paris and have pretty much the same pic taken from the Eiffeltower. Its a real work of art:)

  4. I'm stopping by from Travel Babbles and her "Around the World Wednesday". Your pictures are absoultely beautiful! Love the fun facts also. I've never been to Paris but hoping to go soon- we're currently living in Finland (we're American) for my hubby's hockey career and plan to do some traveling at the end of each season. I am so excited to have found your blog- I find your posts so interesting and it will help me out a lot when planning our travels! What a fun life you have, and your bucket list is amazing! 🙂

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