Someone complained, we wouldn’t mention the French often enough. But, how many insults should one make in a year?
In any case, today we can congratulate the Eiffel Company, 125 years ago the tower – is it really a tower ? – by the same name was opened officially.
Upon completion and for 41 years the Eiffel tower was the largest structure in the world. Until the more beautiful Chrysler building was completed. And then the French had to add an antenna to their skeleton to beat the Chrysler building again. Talk about Napoleon (sic!) complex, or is it Sarcozy complex now?
By the way, the crazy French declared the ‘Eiffel Tower illuminated at night’ to be copyright protected. Really. Don’t publish pictures like those, you might get into trouble. Or maybe not. If in doubt, send your picture to diablog, we’ll take care of it.
The only reason I am mentioning the skeleton, is that the same Eiffel Company participated in the construction of a much more important and way more beautiful structure, my all time favorite lady:
Thanks for that!
PS: I suggest, Smiles is allowed to skip one gym session, if he mounts Mrs. Liberty.