As the 126-year-old Parisian tower joined Twitter, other monuments tweeted to it
London: In a perfect New Year greeting, the Taj Mahal and Statue of Liberty warmly greeted the Eiffel Tower as the 126-year-old monument joined the micro-blogging site Twitter for the first time this week.
The Eiffel Tower thanked the Statue of Liberty and Taj Mahal for their greetings. Pic/AFP
“Welcome to Twitter, my sister,” tweeted Statue of Liberty on its handle @LaTourEiffel, later joined by the Taj Mahal — indisputably the most famous example of Mughal architecture and a Unesco heritage site.
“Parisian since 1889, now I am sparkling on Twitter!” said one of the first tweets on the official account of the 1,063 ft-high tower nicknamed La Grande Dame by its creator Gustave Eiffel.
According to the officials, they decided to open the Twitter account to provide “news about the Tower, historical facts as well as practical information.”
The Taj Mahal joined New York’s Empire State Building in welcoming the tall Paris tower to the world of tweets.