Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23070 – 1095
Here’s the haps:
From a very old game which I miss a lot, Civilization II, one of the wonders of the world you can build on your way to ruling the world is:
Mrs. Herb and my younger sister (the classy one) want, at some point, to visit Paris. I have a couple of grandchildren who are one-fourth French and might also like to. I could have saved this for the letter “P” entry but the Eiffel Tower is something I’m interested in seeing as well and I didn’t have a good solid “E” ready to go. Not sure about the actual logistics of any of it yet because, as you will see in the coming days, we do have some European destinations in mind.
An engineering marvel completed in 1889 as an entryway arch for the World’s Fair it was protested by 300 writers, poets, and artists (famous ones at the time) along with local residents who feared in case it might fall over. It was twice as tall as the tallest structure of the time, the Washington Monument and it remained the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1931 when the Empire Stae Building was completed.
The guy in this video has a good, steady voice and gives a fairly concise history of it in almost 9 minutes:
Considered an eyesore by some at the time, it eventually went on to become a symbol of not just the city but the whole country.
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, as I said in the first couple of posts): 85%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: ?%
If you are interested in the French Revolution you could also listen to this song by Allan Sherman: