Bonjour mes amis! Eiffel Tower joins list of monuments on Twitter

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 21, 2015 23:50 IST
An aerial file photo taken on January 11, 2015 shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower officially joined Twitter on Monday December 21. (AFP Photo)

One of the tallest and most iconic structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower made its debut on Twitter on Monday evening.

The Twitter handle @LaTourEiffel says it its bio “Bienvenue sur le compte officiel de la tour Eiffel! Parisienne depuis 1889.” (“Welcome to the official account of the Eiffel Tower! Parisian since 1889.”)

The 324 metre-tall tower was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution.

The tower was designed in a manner to highlight the technological advancements France made in the 19th century.

@LaTourEiffel’s first tweet went at 731PM (IST): “Parisienne depuis 1889, maintenant je brille aussi sur Twitter !” (“Parisian since 1889, now I am sparkling on Twitter!”.)

In the first hour, the account had 1,979 followers and counting. The colours of Le Tricolour, the French flag, were projected onto the monument in solidarity with the 129 victims killed in the November 13 Paris attacks, following which the tower was closed off.

The Eiffel Tower illuminated with the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks. (AFP Photo)

The Taj Mahal also made its debut on Twitter on August 15 earlier this year and regularly shares updates and pictures of the beautiful 16th century monument with its more than 23,200 followers.

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