"Its Blue Period" La Tour Eiffel Tip by von.otter
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“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” — Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Picasso had his blue period, and now, the Eiffel Tower has its as well.
The office of president of the European Union rotates every six months among the EU’s 27 Member States. During the last six months of 2008 it was France’s turn. To honor that role, la tour Eiffel was bathed in lights of blue, the color of the flag of the EU.
Shining on the Tower’s western face was the circle of golden stars, the symbol of the European Union. Twelve stars were chosen because the number twelve is believed to be the symbol of perfection. Arranging the stars in a circle is meant to represent unity between Europe’s people. The number of stars does not have anything to do with the number of Member States. The flag will remain the same no matter how many Member States are part of the EU.
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