P1090478 Eiffel Tower elevator pump
The pump up close. It provides power to the hydraulic elevator of the Eiffel Tower (if I understood the sign correctly). I don't really know if it's still in operation, or if it's only displayed for historic purposes (its parts move, but I don't know whether that's only for show). But it's very steampunky for sure!
My blog posts about Paris:
Automated, nanny-state bathrooms.
Panhandling and languages.
Mandatory post about food in Paris
Fast food in Paris: an oxymoron
A rushed tour of Paris famous tourist points
Paris tour continues: Monmartre
Getting almost stuck in a transportation strike.
Or see all my blog posts about Paris in one page.