Monday, September 11, 2017

Did you Know? There's an Apartment in the Eiffel Tower?

Tom found out that there's an apartment in the Eiffel Tower!

Did you know that when Gustave Eiffel was designing the Eiffel Tower, that he included a private apartment for himself at the top? According to Architectural Digest in 2016, now a second one will be available on the first floor for visitors to rent! 
In his book *La Tour Eiffel de Trois Cent M├ętres (The Eiffel Tower of 300 Meters),*author Henri Girard explains that Parisians would offer up “a small fortune” to rent his private space for a single night, but Eiffel consistently refused. However, he would occasionally entertain guests of the utmost prestige (Thomas Edison is one notable example).


Mark Twain was a visitor:





SOURCE: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/eiffel-tower-paris-secret-apartment

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.