Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Probably a very obvious choice, given that the Eiffel Tower is primarily a structure of metal beams crisscrossing  each other at various angles. The Eiffel Tower does not need any introduction. We pretty much spent a good half of the day going all the way up. I often thought the Eiffel Tower was another romantic representation of Paris. Maybe I am the only one who thought like that. But, quite frankly, looking at the science that went in to creating the structure erased any romantic notions. The machinery that hauls you up and down, the names of all the famous scientists along the rim of the tower itself, the amount of metal all around – a sort of engineering art. But romantic? Not sure.

Below are a few shots accentuating the angular nature of this structure in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge of 21st November 2014, for which the theme is Angular.

The main beams converging on each other as they progressed to the top of the Eiffel Tower. (May 2014)

The main beams converging on each other as they progressed to the top of the Eiffel Tower. (May 2014)

Another angular view of the Eiffel Tower from the bottom (May 2014)

Another angular view of the Eiffel Tower from the bottom (May 2014)

The arch of the base displays a somewhat artistic sensibilities of an engineer. (May 2014)

The arch of the base displays a somewhat artistic sensibilities of an engineer. (May 2014)

The lightning rod atop the Eiffel Tower with the urban sprawl that is Paris in the background. (May 2014)

The lightning rod atop the Eiffel Tower with the urban sprawl that is Paris in the background. (May 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

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