Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Maintaining the Eiffel Tower


Maintenance is an ongoing affair at the Eiffel Tower. Bolts have to be tightened and it has to be painted - massive jobs. This sculpture pays homage to those men who risk their lives to take care of these things.

14 comments:

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

By the time the whole Towe is re-tightenend and re-painted, it could possibly be time to start all over again. It cannot be an easy job and yes, they are very brave.
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Vogon Poet said...

Great picture and caption, I agree completely with you.

Louis la Vache said...

If you read the history of how the tower was constructed, it was a most amazing accomplishment.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brave guy! :)
I think they have lots of work everyday to keep this beauty up!
Léia

tapirgal said...

What a great capture! Nice photo. I love the colors. Good composition, and you were lucky to see this :)

Starman said...

It would take a lot more than they get paid to get me to do that job.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess that's why it's still in good shape.

bfarr said...

Like the Golden Gate Bridge without the orange paint.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ooohm scary, great worker picture.

Sishir said...

Very scary.....thanks for bringing it to our notice. Some people risk their lives for the things we hardly notice....

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

travail pharaonnesque ;O)

bon w end

Serge Cornillet said...

simply superb, I like this photo.

bye

Serge

JM said...

Great capture!

Haddock said...

Thats a good photograph of the maintenance of the Tower.