snapshot sunday: eiffel tower

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  1. Guy de Maupassant, Alexander Dumas, Emile Zola, and others took up a petition objecting to the construction of the Tower and calling it a “useless monstrosity.” Once it was built, many of them turned around and praised it as a work of genius. Zola, who regularly dined in the Tower’s restaurant was also assumed to have recanted his earlier criticism. “No,” he explained, “I only eat here so I don’t have to look at it.”

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