This date marks the day in 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was dedicated. This was yet another landmark that Hitler ordered destroyed in the final days of WW II. Thankfully, his minions did not obey that order.
Climbing the first two levels of the tower is a knee wrenching experience for a 43 year old man. especially after being egged on by a trio of teen-aged boys.
After reaching the second tier, the elevator to the top was a blessed relief.
I did not engage the race to the bottom after the lift returned to the second tier. I finished last.
Mom stayed at the base with her trusty camera.
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