Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is a puddled iron tower 324 meters in height located in Paris, at the northwest end of the Park of Mars beside the Seine in the 7th quarter. Built for the Paris Exhibition of 1889 by Gustave Eiffel that was named Tower of 300 meters. It has become the symbol of the French capital and a tourist site visited by tourists from around the world. For 41 years, with its 312 meters, remained the highest building in the world. Today it also serves as a transmitter of radio and television programs. It now receives over six million visitors each year and is open every day of the year. The tower is in a square of 125 meters on each side, it has four pillars; we find the ticket offices in the northern and western pillars, elevators are accessible from the pillars east and west and the south pillar has a private elevator reserved for the staff and clients of the gourmet restaurant Le Jules Verne (at 2nd floor). The 1st floor is 57 meters above the ground and can withstand the simultaneous presence of about 2,500 people; a circular gallery went around and allows a view of 360 ° of Paris where you can observe the Parisian monuments; it also houses the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant that extends over two levels with on one side a beautiful panoramic view of Paris, and on the other, a view of the inside of the tower. The 2nd floor is 115 meters above the ground and can withstand the simultaneous presence of about 1,600 people. Metal protective fences are present to prevent any attempt to leap into the void. The 3rd floor is at 276 meters above the ground and can withstand the simultaneous presence of about 400 people. To access is necessarily a lift (the stairs are closed to the public from the second floor) and overlooks an enclosed space punctuated with viewpoint. Up a few steps, the visitor then arrives on an outdoor platform, sometimes referred as 4th floor at 279 meters

Tips

If you want to avoid long lines , go early in the morning and preferably on a weekday cause you’ll find a little less tourists.
There is an iPhone application that gives you a guided tour to learn all of the tower ; it can be downloaded from the AppStore and Google Play in French or English.
If you like the photos, go to the second floor, it is from there that you will get the best view.
It is also possible to visit the tower in the evening and see Paris in light; it is open until 23:00.
If you are athletic, you can take the 704 steps between the ground floor and the second floor , up or down, it’s your choice.
If you want to top off your visit with a special touch, offer yourself a glass of champagne in the champagne bar on the top floor which is open from 12:00 to 10:00 PM.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel is an all-inclusive resort, a beachfront property at Puerto Morelos, in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, around 35 km from Playa del Carmen and 18 km from Cancun Airport. It has a magnificent white sand beach with crystalline water. It’s a good hotel for every occasion; with family, with friends, for a romantic vacation and more. The hotel offers a lot of activities for everybody: aqua-fitness, football, beach volleyball, an introductory scuba diving lesson in pool (1 per stay), among others. It has 7 Restaurants, 4 Pools, a full-service Spa, a Fitness Center, spacious rooms and suites. You also have 6 special rooms for business meetings and congresses.

Tips

If you are looking for a hotel with nice service and deals to prepare your wedding, this is a good one. It’s a well-strucured place for that.
You have a lot of paid treatments in the spa, ask for the packages.
If you pay for the Privilege, Exclusive Rooms and Services, you’ll have all the best talking about rooms, food, personnal service, etc.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, in 1952.

In 1959, the museum moved from rented space to its current building, a landmark work of 20th-century architecture. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a temple of the spirit. Its unique ramp gallery extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight. The building underwent extensive expansion and renovations in 1992 (when an adjoining tower was built) and from 2005 to 2008.

The museum’s collection has grown organically, over eight decades, and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with Solomon R. Guggenheim’s original collection.

 

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