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Dec 4th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Eiffel Tower or London Eye?

Which do you prefer?

London eye Pros:
it moves! and its more of an engineering marvel

Tour Eiffel Pros:
it's higher, more history behind it, and it's more world famous.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 12:45 PM
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"more of an engineering marvel" - Well when the Eiffel Tower was built it was definitely an engineering marvel.

"more history behind it" - Give the Eye a few years and it will also have history behind it.

The backgrounds are so very similar - hated and opposed by nearly everyone before they were built - but becoming icons and very popular afterwards.

Only time will tell if the Eye has the same staying power (It was originally only planned to be up for 5 years but that was thrown out the window after it was opened to the public) -- but I love them both.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:06 PM
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I'm resisting being vulgar and saying "do you prefer **** or ****?"

What a daft question, the two can't be compared.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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mk2, what's with the attitude.

why are people so rude on this board?
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Ball buster my dear, if you think this board is rude, what world are you living in? This is civil and mannered debate.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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"civil and mannered debate" includes comments to a poster like "what a daft question"? My there certainly is a language barrier here isn't there?
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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alright let's get back on topic. To those who have done both, which one did you like more?
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Dec 4th, 2004, 01:58 PM
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The Eiffel Tower is an eyesore.

The London Eye is an abomination.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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Both afford you great views. It's easier to get off of the London Eye.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 02:52 PM
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if it was a first timer and u have to pick...then the eiffel. everybody associates that landmark w/ paris. ok, even as a second and third timer, still the eiffel...especially after dark...oh the romance.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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As far as views, they both offer a spectacular vantage point. But I prefer a bird's eye view of Paris to a bird's eye view of London any day, from any location.

I'd also never sit on the grass after dark and admire the London Eye.

I wouldn't like to see the Eye gotten rid of, but if I had to choose the Eiffel Tower would get my vote every time. It's my first Parisian love.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 04:50 PM
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The Eye is more of an engineering marvel?

Let me ask you something: if the Eiffel Tower were reduced in size by a factor of 1,000, how much would it weigh?

Answer: .eceip tnec evif-ytnewt a naht ssel elttil A
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Dec 4th, 2004, 04:59 PM
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I, too, prefer the Eiffel Tower and I must say that one who chooses the screen name ballbuster, has nothing to say about rude.
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Dec 4th, 2004, 05:01 PM
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ballbuster,

Why do you ask?

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Dec 4th, 2004, 05:27 PM
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Both are fabulous experiences not to be missed - regardless of what feelings they may evoke among jaded travelers who consider them to be tacky and forget what it's like to o to Paris for the first time and just glimpse the Tour Eiffel - it's the first thing i looked for on the horizon, and going up it for the first time was a surrealistically giddy experience. Ditto for the London Eye, the first glimpse of it and then going up in it was so exciting. The first thing on my list as a first-time tourist would be to go up each - if for no reason than you get to orient yourself to the city laid out below you. (Lines to get in Eiffel are shortest in late afternoon; mornings in season can mean a long wait; London Eye lines are rarely very long.Where to go in day or at night is the question - both Paris (and London) appear so majestic after dark with the bridges and monuments floodlit. But in daytime you see a 360 degree panorams for miles around.)
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Dec 4th, 2004, 11:49 PM
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What are we not allowed to ask questions here?

stop being childish Kate, what's wrong with my username, you were the one who was clearly being rude, all I did was ask a quetion.

I would like to personally thank PalQ
for a nice informative response
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Dec 5th, 2004, 02:02 AM
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HI

My vote goes to the Eiffel Tower. Built so long ago it is really a engineering marvel ...and it is much higher then the London Eye

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Dec 5th, 2004, 03:09 AM
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When the Eiffel Tower was first built a lot of Parisians insisted that it be torn down, literally.

Everyone seems to have seen at least a picture of it BUT when you actually GET THERE and look up at it, much less GO UP to the top, you can see why, despite the limited vision of some, it has remained and become THE symbol of Paris.

Hard to compare it to the "Eye" which I also enjoy. But I suspect the "eye" will not be the "symbol" of London as is the tower which contains the clock and "Big Ben."

As to your screenname..well, you have to understand, there are a few here who are severely gender and role insecure..and probably pissed off because they didn't think of the screenname before you did.
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Dec 5th, 2004, 04:28 AM
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Gosh, Ira--I guess you're not an Objectivist or fan of Ayn Rand.
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Dec 5th, 2004, 04:32 AM
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>...regardless of what feelings they may evoke among jaded travelers who consider them to be tacky and forget what it's like to go to Paris for the first time and just glimpse the Tour Eiffel -....<

Didn't like it the first time, didn't like it the last time (30 some years later).

It's a blot on the skyline. The only things worse are the Tour Montparnasse and that monster out at La Defense.

Especially don't care for the blinking lights.

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