Experience Paris Right At The Heart Of Manila
We have a piece of the Eiffel Tower nestled in Makati – literally
Ask someone for the top five cities they want to visit in their lifetime and chances are you’ll get “Paris” as one of the answers. And with a hype that never seems to die surrounding the beautiful city, you really can’t blame anyone.
It’s a place to see and be seen in (via social media, of course). Its beautiful architecture, rich culture and delicious food will never get old and we will never tire of daydreaming ourselves into a French café drinking espresso and eating a croissant – with the Eiffel Tower in the not-so-far-off distance of course!
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But for those of us that will have to wait a while until our Parisian dreams can come true, there is the next best thing. A piece of the Eiffel Tower is quietly resting right in the heart of Manila.
For the first time, a piece of one of the world’s most recognizable towers left its home. Now we can humbly marvel at and appreciate the structure, which measures 5 meters in height, 1.7 meters in diameter and weighs 1.7 tons.
It might be just a small piece of the Eiffel Tower, but that does not diminish its significance. When it was unveiled in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was deemed the tallest tower in the world. It demonstrated France’s industrial know-how and cultural strength. To this day, it symbolizes love and beauty, and ingenuity.
This was all made possible because of a partnership between Ayala Malls and Janat Paris, the renowned Parisian Tea House.
The Janat family, who owns Janat Paris, shares a unique history with Gustave Eiffel, the renowned engineer and architect behind the iconic structure. Janat Dores and Eiffel had a special friendship that led to the creation of the Janat French Oak Tea, which was served at the inauguration of the Exposition Universelle in 1889.
Don’t miss this chance to see a piece of history with your own eyes. The grand staircase of the Eiffel Tower is available for viewing at Greenbelt 3 Sunken Garden until January 15th, 2018.