Paris Articles

Eiffel Tower Turns 125 Today: Can You ID the Real One?

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 31st 2014 01:03 PM
Quiz against blue arrows pointing
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Today marks the 125th birthday of Paris's Eiffel Tower. Erected for the 1889 World's Fair, Gustave Eiffel's controversial 324-meter structure (the tallest manmade object in the world at the time) was only supposed to last for 20 years. Not only has it endured, but it's inspired dozens of copycats -- and I'm not just talking about the trinkets for sale in finer souvenir stores throughout Paris.

According to Wikipedia (yes, that's just weak research), there are 35 replicas worldwide. Nine photos of Eiffel Towers follow. Can you ID the real one? The answer is at the end of the article.
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Abandoned Subway Stations: Five Cities with the Best Ghost Stations

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 26th 2014 04:13 PM
Abandoned Subway Stations Paris Metro, Station St. Martin
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Often referred to as ghost stations, some travelers obsess over tracking down abandoned subway stations. Subway networks around the world have stations there were cut off from service or never used at all, it's just a matter of finding them. Here are five cities with plenty of options for the abandoned metro-station hunter.
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Points of Interest: Olympic Bobsledders Breaking Down Sochi Hotel Rooms Doors, Almost Falling into Elevator Shafts

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 10th 2014 10:08 AM
Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men
Associated Press
An Olympic bobsledder nearly walking into an open elevator shaft in Sochi and another bobsledder having to break through his hotel room's bathroom door are among today's points of interest.
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6 Cities to Sashay Like the Fashionista You Are (Or Wish to Be)

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 6th 2014 11:19 AM
Paris Fashion Serkan Cura
Associated Press
You travel with a minimum of four pairs of shoes, an evening cocktail outfit is always in your carry-on and you read street style blogs like it's your day job: you want to travel to a place where fashionistas are meant to be seen. (Or maybe you're not a full-blown fashionista yourself, but you're looking to be one, and you know perfectly well that it's always a good idea to surround yourself with inspiration.)

In honor of New York City's Fashion Week -- which kicks off today and struts through Feb. 13 -- here are six destinations for the aspiring as well as the full-blown fashionista. Pack your finest. Or just be ready to buy it.
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Points of Interest: Pre-Olympics Toothpaste-Tube Bomb Warning, Wingman App Facilities In-Flight Pickups

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 6th 2014 10:02 AM
Airlines warned of possible toothpaste-tube bombs ahead of the Olympics, an app that facilities in-flight pick-ups and a TSA officer at Bush IAH arrested and accused of making a terroristic threat are among today's points of interest.
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