Monday, October 6, 2014

The Eiffel Tower gets a glass floor

The Eiffel Tower was Erected in 1889 for the World Fair.  The iron-lattice tower is the world's most-visited paying attraction.

The millions of tourists who flock to the Eiffel Tower will be treated to a new glass floor, creating a sensation of walking on air nearly 200 feet above ground. The $37.5 million reconstruction is likely to become a prime location for “selfies,” with the first visitors spending time on the floor turning their phones towards themselves and the glass floor below. --Thea Breite 

Story and lots of photos here!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Black Atlas in Paris

I recently came across a site which in conjunction with American Airlines sponsors a website called Black Atlas. BlackAtlas was created as a platform to bring together and share the unique cultural perspectives of the African-American community in a meaningful and relevant way. 

I think it is an excellent idea
Here's their video on Paris

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The sexy side of Paris - A guide for women only!

Discover the sexiest side of Paris in our award-winning, beautifully-made travel guide for women, with 352 pages and 295 color photos.
topics include:
    • How Parisian women embrace pleasure and beauty in their everyday lives
  • The best Parisian fashion boutiques, beauty salons, and perfume shops     and much more....

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Pont des Arts (Love Locks bridge) collapse

Sad news for the iconic bridge

The Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine, (which has become a bridge where lovers go to express their love with an initialed padlock), in central Paris was closed for a few hours on Sunday after a metal grill laden with padlocks left by amorous couples collapsed onto the walkway.
Padlocks began appearing on bridges in Paris and other European cities more than five years ago left by people seeking to symbolise their enduring love - often inscribed with couples' names. Lovers typically throw the keys into the river.

There was a similar incident last year.  No one was hurt in the incident.


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