On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was completed (more or less) in time for the Exposition. Several officials and journalists climbed to the top with the engineer Gustave Eiffel to tour the new structure, even though the elevators and some of the guest facilities weren’t quite completed yet.
Today’s verse comes in honor of the City of Lights.
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.”
Now, some people will try to convince you that the Eiffel Tower is too popular and not actually worth the visit. Seriously? It’s the Eiffel Tower. You can’t have bacon without eggs, there’s no Batman without Robin, and if you’re going to say you’ve seen Paris, then you’ve got to visit the Eiffel Tower at least once.
Of course, afterwards there’s the Louvre to visit, crepes to drip on your shirt, plenty of shops to browse, and a host of other things to do.