Our Paris on the Dam
. First there was the mini Arc de Triomphe at the dam wall, and now, thanks to Paul Kruger and his team at Hartiwood Films, Hartbeespoort also has its own replica of the Eiffel Tower. 21 hours ago. Hartbeespoort now boasts its own ...
April 24, 2015
Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
The pieces helped the designer select the deep eggplant wall color, which seems to change from a dark brown to a playful purple, depending on the light. At Paris 66 in East Liberty, owners Fred and Lori Rongier use treasures found during their ...
April 4, 2015
How science saved the Eiffel Tower
By September 1914, just weeks into World War I, it looked like the German army would overrun France. German battalions were approaching the outskirts of Paris. The French army ordered explosives to be laid at the base of the Eiffel Tower. The military ...
October 23, 2014
When the British Tried to Build Their Own Eiffel Tower
Oh, how the British hated the Eiffel Tower. It's “a hellish piece of ugliness,” English artist William Morris wrote in the socialist newspaper Commonweal, having seen the 1,000-foot steel structure during its debut at the Paris Exposition of 1889. Pity ...
February 25, 2015
Time-lapse video reveals how original Disneyland was built 60 years ago
It may lay claim to being the 'Happiest Place on Earth', a magical kingdom ruled by fairytale princesses and the like, but even Disneyland was still built with bricks, mortar and hard graft. The only theme park to have been completely overseen by Walt ...
March 27, 2015
10 ways Christian heaven is more like hell
AlterNet Most Westerners are at least vaguely familiar with the popular Christian version of Heaven: pearly gates, streets of gold, winged angels and the Righteous, with their bodies made perfect and immortal, singing the praises of God forever. What's ...
March 23, 2015
How to beat the dreaded jet lag: Infographic reveals how you can get your long ...
With the clocks forward an hour and the sun starting to peer out from behind the clouds, our thoughts inadvertently turn towards the summer. While many of us might choose to holiday in the UK, travelling further afield is often the best way of getting ...
March 29, 2015
Paris in the Springtime, in New York
Paris, I’ve learned, inspires a fierce sense of ownership, even in those who’ve been there only once, for a weekend, say, in 1953. I developed an incurable crush on the Eiffel Tower ... wall boulangerie, you can linger over your morning coffee, served ...
May 1, 2015
Critic Alleges Whitney Wall Text Smear, Milan Expo Risks Delays, and More
Construction crews are working around the clock on the event’s main exhibition spaces ... and was later the impetus for the construction of the Eiffel Tower when Paris hosted the Expo in 1889. The 2015 edition hosted by the Italian city will include ...
April 30, 2015
Why you should get lost in Europe
A bronze statue of this French Renaissance philosopher — balding ... By doing just that in Paris, I didn’t see the Eiffel Tower grow closer from a cool distance. Rather, I was instantly dwarfed by it when I happened to glance skyward from a street ...
April 29, 2015
Commonly called the capital of gastronomy, the area boasts an elite selection of French restaurants serving mâchon ... a widely recognized landmark that was built to rival the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The highest point in Lyon, the tower stands higher ...
April 25, 2015
Our Paris on the Dam
First there was the mini Arc de Triomphe at the dam wall, and now ... Hartbeespoort also has its own replica of the Eiffel Tower. The 14,5 m steel construction consisting of about five tons of steel at the French Toast Café on the R511 was officially ...
April 19, 2015
From Paris to Harties
On the verge of becoming engaged to her winemaker father’s right hand man, she flies off to Paris to ... is the French Toast Koffie Kafee with unbelievable French toast dishes; they put up an Eiffel Tower outside; an I Love You wall and a lock bridge ...
April 23, 2015
Outrage in China Over Replicas of Its Own Historic Sites
In Hangzhou, they can climb the Eiffel Tower ... Paris. But now simulations of Chinese cultural heritage are being challenged for varying reasons. According to The Telegraph, social media users have been ridiculing the $650,000 cost of recreating the Great ...
April 23, 2015