Arc De Triumph: The Statue Of Liberty

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During my time in Paris, I was lucky enough to see various monuments that I could only dream of seeing. Each monument I saw is imperative to France as well as the city of Paris. As an American, being in France was interesting experience not only because of the cultural differences. It was interesting because many of the monumental structures I saw were the models for monumental structures back in the United States. For example, the Arc de Triumph has a similar version called the Grand Army Plaza located in Brooklyn, New York. France is rich with history and cultural and it is interesting to see how deep of an impact the country has on the United States. In this essay, I am going to describe and compare the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triumph, …show more content…
I knew that it was located somewhere in Paris and that it is one of the most famous monuments in the world. After further research, I found out that the Eiffel Tower has a deeper history than many know. It was constructed in the 18th century and was presented at the World’s Fair in 1889. Many people submitted ideas for the World’s Fair but the Eiffel Tower was chosen above the others. The architects who composed the idea of the tower were Gustave Eiffel and Stephen Sauvestre. Gustave Eiffel was also the architect who finished the Statue of Liberty. To much surprise, the Eiffel Tower was not welcomed with open arms but instead protests from the native Parisians. As the years passed by, the Eiffel Tower became the symbol of Paris and still to this day continues to be. The experience of the Eiffel Tower should be broken into two parts. The first part is viewing it during the day and the second part is during the night. Viewing the Eiffel Tower during the day allows the natural light to illuminate details you will not be about to see during the night. At night, the artificial lights cast shadows in places you do not see during the day. The light show at night also makes the viewing different because it is magical. Going inside the structure is a nerve-wracking experience because I am afraid of heights. The Eiffel Tower is a realism expression because it is realistically portrayed. The world doesn’t have many structures like the Eiffel Tower, and its existence shows how one structure can influence history even years

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