Saturday, April 24, 2010

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY FAVORITES

I'm joining in with Chari of Happy to Design
to celebrate her one-year anniversary of Sunday Favorites. Sundays are a chance to repost a favorite of ours from the past. Please go by Chari's to wish her a happy anniversary and check out the other favorite posts. Today I chose an older post about the Eiffel Tower and other engineering marvels.


My husband, Bob, is retired from a 44-year career as a civil engineer. Consequently, when we travel, engineering marvels are always at the top of our "must see" list.


There are many engineering feats I have not witnessed such as the pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China.


But, I have seen the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge, and viewed the Royal Gorge Bridge of Colorado from a tram 1100 feet above the river.


I've been claustrophobic at the top of the St. Louis Arch, and have ridden 13 miles across the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island in Canada.


I've been in the bowels and seen the inner workings of the Tower Bridge in London, and traveled 180 miles an hour under the water of the English Channel through a tunnel.


BUT, in my opinion, the absolute best, best, best engineering marvel is the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


It combines the structure and strength of engineering and the beauty and form of art.


I know that there are professional photos that capture that beauty better than our amateur pictures, but these are ours and remind me that I was actually there!



A view from the top!!!!







Ooooooo, I so want to go back and see it again!!!!


15 comments:

podso said...

I remember feeling a little queesy riding up the glass elevator on the Eiffel Tower...seeing more of the workings of that marvelous structure than I cared to see going that fast! And it was 10 pm on a summer evening, as bright as early afternoon. Thanks for the great photos.

Stacey said...

Amazing! I bet you were entranced with the beauty and your husband was studying the inner workings. Sounds perfect for both of you to me.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

Ohhh...what a fabulous post to share once again...we never, never can get enough of that magnificent structure called the Eiffel Tower! I loved seeing your photos, my friend! You talked about being claustrophobic at the top of the St. Louis arch...Sally, you should have seen me at the top of the Eiffel! I was paralysed and could not look out...it was just too high! Hehe! The photos of me at the very top...are me holding onto the center wall! Hehe! I can laugh now but it wasn't funny at the time! Anyway, I'm so happy to see you today for Sunday Favorites, Darlin'...what a treat! Thank you so much for coming to visit and leaving me such a sweet note! I appreciate all of your well wishes for Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! It's been a momentous year for me!!! Thank you, sweet friend! Hey, you will get to see the Eiffel again...I'm so envious! Are the plans for Europe still a go?

Have a wonderful weekend and best wishes on my gift card giveaway!

Love ya,
Chari

PS..by the way, you have 3 chances coming your way. 1 for commenting, 1 for being a follower, and 1 for posting this Sunday! You were asking if we got snow...no, thank goodness! But we sure have had the rain! We've been needing the moisture so it's great!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is a fabulous poat; makes me feel as if I were there!

RainGardener said...

How excited - it really is a beautiful structure. I get queasy when they show land ending and a canyon beyond on television. I can't even imagine going up that!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness.......what great pictures! I've never been....so it was wonderful to see!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Shirley said...

I don't blame you for wanting to go back. Your photos certainly make me want to go there.

Lisa Kelly said...

Great post! I would so love to go to Paris... I have been to the golden gate bridge. Happy Sunday!

Lisa Kelly said...

I would so love to go to Paris! What a fun post...I Have been to the Golden Gate Bridge. I love beautiful architecture. Happy Sunday!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I agree the Eiffel Tower is so beautiful and is a wonder! I would love to go back to Paris! I love your photos! Thank you for popping in to see me. I see a tiny little you and your hubby!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatelaine said...

C'est magnifique! Truly an architectural wonder. I was there once. I turned 25 in Paris, fun times!

santamaker said...

I soooo want to visit the Eiffel Tower! Thanks so much for sharing your photos. Sounds like I need to plan a trip!

SmilingSally said...

Johnny and I have been to the Eiffel Tower too. It's amazing. Thanks for the memories.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OOOO, I think your photos are fabulous. I was there (a lot of years ago), and my photos aren't as close up and personal as yours. laurie

Sue said...

Hi Sally...you know this is my favorite thing in the world...add Luciano Pavaroti singing at the base of it and you have Heaven!! The Boss and daughter want to go see the Pyramids....thank you but no thank you....although I would go along on the Nile 4 day cruise...