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There are many fascinating things about the Tour Eiffel, one being that there are seventy-two names of French scientists, engineers, and mathematicians that are engraved in recognition of their contributions on the Eiffel. The engravings are found on the sides of the tower under the first balcony. These were originally painted in gold leaf but were covered over in the early 20th century. When repainted in the 2010-11 repaint, the gold color was brought back. I found this very interesting and is one of the many interesting facts that makes the Eiffel Tower a beautiful structure besides it’s grand statement to the landscape around it!

Some of the 72 names engraved on the Eiffel!

Some of the 72 names engraved on the Eiffel!

Every angle is something of beauty!

Every angle is something of beauty!

You sort of forget that the Eiffel sits between two residential neighborhoods!

You sort of forget that the Eiffel sits between two residential neighborhoods!

Two of the towers support structures may be climbed by foot rather than elevator!

Two of the towers support structures may be climbed by foot rather than elevator!

The awesome structure of the Eiffel.

The awesome structure of the Eiffel.

There is a park at the foot of the north and south side of the Tower!

There is a park at the foot of the north and south side of the Tower!

Six story buildings are dwarfed by the steel beacon!

Six story buildings are dwarfed by the steel beacon!

Gloomy day but the spring flowers were in full color!

Gloomy day but the spring flowers were in full color!

Le monument des Droits de l'Homme is in the middle of the Champs de Mars.

Le monument des Droits de l’Homme is in the middle of the Champ de Mars.

As the day begins to turn to evening, sunlight glows under the western sky!

As the day begins to turn to evening, sunlight glows under the western sky!

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