A picture taken on May 16, 2013 shows the Eiffel Tower viewed between residential buildings in Paris.
You don't want to become a generic city. The things that are here need preserving. They're part of our cultural identity. Can you imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower or Seattle without Pike Place?More quotes »
Ewes-ful: Paris hires sheep to mow city lawns
-- Will tourists soon see flocks of baaing sheep at the Eiffel Tower and bleating ewes by Notre Dame cathedral?That could be the case, since Paris City Hall this week installed a small flock of sheep to mow the lawn at the city's gardens, replacing gas-guzzling Read more »
Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat
-- The Eiffel Tower was evacuated Saturday night after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat, police said.Nearly 1,400 people were sent away from the tourist attraction following a request from tower operators after the warning, a Paris police official Read more »
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Finding China’s secret getaways
Generally speaking, New Yorkers don’t go to the Statue of Liberty, Romans avoid the Colosseum, and Parisians wouldn’t be caught dead on the Eiffel Tower. Likewise, very few Beijingers walk The Great Wall, Shanghainese don’t waltz all day on the Bund, and 1:45 AM from Napa Valley Register Read more »
Soccer-Emotional swansong for Beckham in Paris (Reuters)
PARIS, May 19 (Reuters) - A capacity crowd chanting his name, the Eiffel Tower in the background: even by his own glamorous standards, David Beckham got a special send-off on Saturday as he headed into retirement with another title in the bag. "Tonight w from Yahoo! Sports Read more »
China’s Copy Towns
Hallstatt, Austria, is in China. So is the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer, and a soon-to-be-completed Manhattan. There are others, too, and it’s all part of this weird (at least to us Westerners, or this one Westerner who is writing thi from Never Yet Melted Read more »
Interiors by Cheryll: Here’s a gorgeous Paris find — an antique urn topped with a disco ball.
This week I’m sitting on my hotel room balcony with a plate of Laduree macaroons, a cappuccino and a fabulous view of the Eiffel Tower — it’s a tough job, I know! I’m in Paris shopping for antiques and have not only found a plethora of must-have pieces t from London Free Press Read more »
Why Is China Copying Western Icons, Towns, Cities?
Hallstatt, Austria, is in China. So is the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer, and a soon-to-be-completed Manhattan. There are others, too, and it's all part of this weird (at least to us Westerners, or this one Westerner who is writing thi from ArtsJournal Read more »