In Paris, France, E can only mean one thing the 300 metre tall Tour Eiffel, situated on the Champ de Mars,designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Paris Exposition.
Lancashire architects James Maxwell and Charles Tuke designed Blackpool Tower for the Victorian seaside town of the same name, it was opened to the public in 1894, at 158 metres it is much smaller than the Eiffel Tower which was their inspiration.
At the Quimper Club International annual meeting in Dallas last October, Susan & Sarah used these wirework Eiffel Towers, complete with a jaunty red stetson hats, as the table decorations at the Farewell Banquet. Members attending the meeting were able to purchase them as a souvenir. I didn't attend the meeting as I was enjoying some serious R&R on HHI at the time. A few weeks later imagine my surprise to receive an Eiffel Tower in the mail, sent by Sarah, a gift from two lovely friends Gay & Nina. Click here to see how Gay decorated her Tour Eiffel at Christmas.
Now, sans stetson, my tower is home to my small collection of miniature Quimper plates and feves, which I wrote about here.