Monday, June 20, 2005

Eiffel Tower: Red & Yellow

Red Pressure Vessel

Yellow Pressure Vessel


On the way up I saw these two pressure vessels. I am not sure what they are for, perhaps for fire prevention or hyraulic fluid for the elevators.

Whatever they are, they provided me and my pocket camera with a photo opportunity.

The red one was near the bottom (from memory) and the yellow one part way up - you can see some steps in the background.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited the Eiffel tower a couple of times. Never saw those pressure vessels. I should have they are so bright. But you have an eye for details that I never see.

20/6/05 12:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you get to travel aroung Europe. How else would I know what anything looks like there? I'm enjoying your Eiffel Tower coverage.

20/6/05 13:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tres bizarre mon ami! C'est un enigma. ;-)

20/6/05 14:30  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Ahh, this is more what I expected of my tour guide!

20/6/05 14:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never would have expected these to come from the Eiffel Tower. I didn't realize it had any color. My only experience has been from photos like your previous one. Great eye.

20/6/05 15:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the idea u place them next together. ...great combination....really interesting than stand alone by itself

20/6/05 15:10  
Blogger Joel said...

Yes, there was a time when everything of the Eiffel Tower was painted in grey or in green "army", it was very sad... It is much more "shiny" and fun now! Is not it ?

20/6/05 15:43  
Blogger pk said...

Never would have thought of looking at something like this when on Eiffel Tower, great eye.

20/6/05 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow--I thought these were close-up shots at first, of something small, until I saw the person's legs up in the top of the first shot...they're actually rather large, aren't they? I love these bright colors against the dull greys and browns of the backgrounds! :)

20/6/05 16:07  
Blogger Nish said...

cool shots! the colours are nice!

20/6/05 16:09  
Blogger Ryan Rahn said...

Great color combination!

20/6/05 17:16  
Blogger Potpourri said...

Woww. As Lara said, only when these are compared with the person's legs their size is comprehensible. And look at those giant-sized nuts and bolts on them..

Ian, though we(my husband and I) want to travel across Europe someday, we dont know when. So I am really enjoying your photos on Eiffel Tower.

20/6/05 18:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great colors! I like the framing you chose too :-)

20/6/05 18:58  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

Nice and bright! :)

20/6/05 21:06  
Blogger Srikanth said...

great. it works to carry a pocket camera all the time :)

21/6/05 03:26  
Blogger KMJ said...

These are such fun details. I never think of such splotches of color (even if they are just for mechanical and not aesthetic purposes) in an icon like the Eiffel Tower.

21/6/05 10:44  
Blogger Ezequiel Mesquita said...

Great ensemble!

21/6/05 16:20  
Blogger F. Vissault said...

Beautiful colored set, Ian! With flashy colors!

22/6/05 14:04  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you all - I love the stark vivid colour in these containers. Especially against the buff of the tower.

24/6/05 22:43  

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