Friday, April 03, 2009

Painting the Eiffel Tower...

Apparently, since its creation in 1889, La Dame de fer has been completely repainted every 7 years. This week, 25 painters started the job again, which will take around 18 months to finish.

Taking painting and decorating to a new level (sorry...), the painters are harnassed and supported by cables as they wield their paintbrushes to cover every nook and cranny, using over 60 tons of paint.

And I thought painting a ceiling was a pain in the neck. I'd like to be the person on the ground who tells them that they've missed a spot...

Here's a video at Le Figaro.

1 comment:

Sarah @ said...

Oh my goodness, that's alot of paint!

You've got to have nerves of steel for that job, I'm sure!