Description After our long walk along the Left Bank, we had to pass the Eiffel Tower again. I was fascinated by the massive, yet intricate iron work and then (why didn't I know this?) by the 72 names of 'chemists, physicists, mathematicians, astronomers, various specialties within engineering, and several other sciences.' A quick bit of research reveals that the engravings were painted over around the beginning of the 20th century and then restored between 1986 - 1987. While you can barely make them out in this view, the 18 names on this side are quite clear in print.
Allen Sheffield, El Paso Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I am a retired university lecturer by vocation, but I am a photographer, writer, and very occasional voice talent by avocation.
My wife and I love to travel - usually pulling our little camper, but we made trips to Machu Picchu and The Galapagos in 2007, and 2 weeks driving in England to start 2008. For a retirement reward to ourselves in early June 2012, we spent two weeks in France. We started in Nice and then took a week long cruise up the Rhone River before spending just a few days in Paris.
In January 2014, we spent a fantastic week on the Amazon River above Iquitos, Peru.
I have been taking pictures for over 50 years, so I have quite a variety of images. Check my website if you are interested in some old pix.