There is a penthouse in the Eiffel Tower. I mean, if any vintage discovery was ever worth a Throwback Thursday…
At the Eiffel Tower’s inception, there were very few photographs taken behind the scaffolding. These rare photos are an incredible find and quite a testament to the magic that Alexandre Gustave Eiffel began designing in 1887.
After two years of work by only 200 men, the now-famous structure was completed with 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets, weighing 10,000 tonnes and reaching a height of 984.25 feet. Complete with 1,710 steps to the top, of course.
For years, rumours have flown around concerning the tower’s initial uses. We know that, in its opening year, French newspaper Le Figaro opened a print office on the second floor alongside a post office which delivered postcards by balloon.
Allegedly, there was even a penthouse and theatre.
Allegedly no more, thanks to the archives of the Neurdein brothers (the official photographers of the Paris World’s Fair in 1889). Say hello to Mr. Eiffel’s 285-meter high penthouse and theatre.
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Much-needed pit stop at Aubaine during Regent Tweet.
2. Clashy broad.
3. Bellini masterclass. And by masterclass I mean…
4. Final date night before Manfriend heads off sailing. Burgers obvs.
5. Hahahaha. Blurred Lines: Eiffel Tower edition.
6. Say hello to The ‘Carrie’ Necklace.
7. Traffic to-do list: document #ootd.
8. Huge thank you to Coach for my beautiful blogger kit!
9. Having a Gatsby night with The Manfriend. Love love love.
10. Just try and say no to Salvador & Amanda’s Chorizo lollypops…(New Food for Thought at www.HungerTV.com!)
11. Major love and congratulations to Eva Chen! Check my latest HungerTV.com ‘Fash for Thought‘ to see why…
12. Getting personal with Anna Lou of London.
It is rare to find impeccable fashion shown with a sense of humour, which is why I have fallen in love with “Remake Couture” in L’Officiel October 2011. Definitely one of my favourite spreads of the year. Marie José Jalou‘s fashion styling is magnificent, and Jean-Daniel Lorieux was the perfect choice to snap up Tanya Dziahileva‘s – supremely underrated – beauty. “Emma W, Carmen, and Charlotte” also feature in diverse, Ugly Stepsister-esque roles with perfection. Right-click, set as background.