Atop the Eiffel Tower, in Sucre

From atop the Eiffel Tower -- in Sucre, Bolivia

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 96th (!) straight, was taken from atop the Eiffel Tower which sits in the center of Parque Simon Bolivar in Sucre, Bolivia. It looks nothing like the Parisian landmark, isn’t nearly as tall, is much more rickety but was in fact designed by Gustav Eiffel.

It’s about 16 meters tall meaning that about the only views it provides are of Sucre’s biggest park. It’s not terribly attractive nor was it meant to be. Shipped from France in 1908, for its first 16 years it functioned as a weather station until it was moved to the park in 1925 where it’s been since. [Sucre Life has more about the park.]

View from atop the Eiffel Tower in Sucre, Bolivia
View from atop the Eiffel Tower in Sucre, Bolivia

On Top is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. I’d like to think that these will be the only images taken from atop Sucre’s Eiffel Tower.

Today’s Pics du Jour were snapped on 04-Apr-2013

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  1. janet says

    I think you’re correct in assuming your photo will be one-of-a-kind. 🙂 Very interesting, Bob.

    janet

    1. Bob R says

      You never know. You know what they say about assuming. 🙂

  2. City Sea Country says

    How interesting. Never heard of it before.

  3. Manouk for Bunch of Backpackers says

    Wow, it looks a bit like Park Guell in Barcelona :)! It’s not a very attractive, doesn’t have any function anymore, it’s not a landmark like the Eifeltower… I amost feel sorry for this tower ;)!

    1. Bob R says

      I didn’t feel very safe at the top of it either. 🙂

  4. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary says

    Great views from the top!! The fact that it was designed by Gustav Eiffel has sparked my interest. Now you have me wondering what it looks like on the outside, what material it is made of, the shape of the structure, and so on.

    1. Bob R says

      Unfortunately I didn’t get a shot of its general appearance; not sure why. I guess I just never got around to it. 🙂

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