mine: history meme

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  • History meme : [ 6/? ]

≡ Object → The Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011.

The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-floor building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 17 feet (5.2 m).

The tower has three levels for visitors. The third level observatory’s upper platform is at 279.11 m (915.7 ft) the highest accessible to the public in the European Union.

The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both Paris and France, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.

#iconic moments from “history of the entire world, i guess”
  • nothing is nowhere. when? never.
  • 🎶the sun is a deadly lazer🎶
  • here’s another map of the land. yeah it broke apart don’t worry about it, it does that all the time
  • gneurshk
  • 🎶Society🎶 coming soon to a dank river valley near you
  • tired of using lame, sad metal? introducing BRONZE
  • the middle east is getting more complicated (maybe because it’s in the middle of the east)
  • oops china just broke
  • let’s check the greekification levels of the greekified kingdoms (greekification overload)
  • “heyyyyyyyy” said the romans, eating the entire mediterranean for breakfast
  • i s  l o v i n g  j e s u s  l e g a l  y e t
  • what’s a barbarian? “non-romans,” said the romans, being invaded by non-romans
  • they did many crusades, some of which almost didn’t fail
  • the king of mali is so rich he’s going on a tour to let everyone know
  • whoops half of europe just died
  • it’s the mahajapit majahapit mapajahit mahapajit mapajahit ma-ja-ha-pit?
  • wait, said christopher columbus, probably smoking crack
  • hey christians, do you sin?
  • “fuck the church, here’s 95 reasons why,” said martin luther
  • “damn,” said england and france, “we gotta start pillaging some stuff”
  • “let’s overthrow the palace and cut all their heads off,” said robespierre, cutting everybody’s head off until someone eventually got mad and cut his head off (you could make a reli- no don’t)
  • [whispers] they never got ethiopia
  • hi im gandhi and if britain doesn’t get the hell out of india im going to starve myself in public. wow that worked?
  • look out china there’s a new china in china. 
  • what’s on the menu? communism
  • the united states finally decided whether racism is good or bad. they decided it’s bad and the world agrees (south africa might need another minute to think about it)