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  • Oh là là! -- Melania Dazzles with a Tri-Color Dress at the Eiffel Tower

    07/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Google Images ^ | Photos from recent trip to Paris
    Oh là là, our splendid First Lady knocked my socks off again with a very original dress! The red, white and blue must have impressed the French on Bastille Day. Voltaire, the ex-prisoner, would approve! Enjoy! More pics at the Google Image link above.
  • Paris to Build a ‘Wall’ Around Eiffel Tower as Terrorism Becomes Mundane in Europe

    06/30/2017 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    Americans are still waiting for a border wall, but France is set to get a wall of their own by the end of the year. Unlike the American iteration, this barrier won’t be erected on the French border. It’s set to surround the Eiffel Tower to shield it from terrorist attacks. Last month, the Paris city council approved a $20 million bulletproof glass wall, just over 8 feet high, that will surround the iconic tower. In a country proudly obsessed with art and beauty, this will be an obnoxious eyesore and a reminder that war and violence is just a...
  • Paris Builds Wall Around Eiffel Tower to Counter Jihad-Terrorism #islamophobia

    02/09/2017 11:03:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Looks like France is building an “apartheid wall.” Will the islamophobia never end? While the city of Paris is spending $22 million to build a protective wall around the Eiffel Towe after a series of terror attacks, the condemn President Trump for taking measures to protect our country against jihad terrorism. PARIS BUILDS BARRIER AROUND EIFFEL TOWER TO LIMIT TERRORISM
  • Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated

    08/05/2016 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Enchante · 108 replies
    Breakingnews.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Staff
    Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated; cause not immediately known
  • Eiffel Tower evacuated, cordoned off by police – reports

    08/05/2016 11:47:13 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    RT.com ^ | 5 Aug, 2016
    The story is just some screenshots of tweets about the Eiffel Tower being evacuated, with lots of police in the area.
  • Anybody have an update on that fire at the base of the Eiffel Tower?

    07/14/2016 9:04:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Tolerance Sucks Rocks | July 15, 2016 | My bad self
    I haven't seen anything on FR about this since earlier in the evening. Everything's been about the Nice attack.
  • TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE DRUDGEFIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER

    07/14/2016 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | July 14,2016 | Drudge
    TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE FIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER
  • BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks

    07/14/2016 3:52:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 179 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 14th July 2016 | Tom Evans
    BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks PLUMES of black smoke have engulfed the Eiffel Tower amid ongoing chaos in France. By Tom Evans / Published 14th July 2016
  • FRANCE Euro 2016 final marred by fan violence in Paris city centre riot under Eiffel Tower

    07/10/2016 5:55:19 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 21:35, 10 Jul 2016 | Aaron Flanagan
    French police were forced to use tear gas to end riots outside the Euro 2016 fan zone in Paris. Supporters were allegedly trying to forcibly enter the 'fan zone' to watch the final between France and Portugal in the city centre on Sunday night. But those who could not squeeze into the venue let out their frustrations and clashed with police underneath the Eiffel Tower. Police used tear gas to try and disperse the crowds who were seen to be throwing objects and lighting fires just yards from the back of the fan zone's big screen. Piles of rubbish were...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cirrus over Paris

    06/22/2016 4:45:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that over Paris? Cirrus. Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray when reflecting sunlight, can appear dark at sunset (or sunrise) against a better lit sky. Cirrus are among the highest types of clouds and are usually thin enough to see stars through. Cirrus clouds may form from moisture released above storm clouds and so may herald the arrival of a significant change in weather. Conversely, cirrus clouds have also been seen on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, and Neptune. The featured image was taken two days ago from a window in District 15, Paris, France, Earth. The...
  • Eiffel Tower 'most disappointing' tourist spot

    08/16/2007 11:15:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 240 replies · 4,919+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2007 | Natalie Paris
    The Eiffel Tower is "frustratingly overcrowded and overpriced" while Stonehenge is "just a load of old rocks" according to a report which has named the top ten most disappointing tourist spots. The Eiffel Tower topped the blacklist The Louvre's Mona Lisa and New York's Times Square also have difficulty enticing tourists to rush back, the survey reveals. Even Egypt's great pyramids, the eighth wonder of the world, made the list of underwhelming and overrated attractions, because of the oppressive heat and the persistent hawkers. But top of the list was Paris's famous tower, which almost a quarter of the 1,000...
  • BREAKING: Armed Police Converging at Pullman Hotel in Paris

    11/14/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 91 replies
    (Translated) Armed police converging on Hotel Pullman
  • This Painting Is Going to Become Iconic

    11/13/2015 7:51:11 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 101 replies
    Twitter via motherjones.com ^ | Fri Nov. 13, 2015 | By Ben Dreyfuss
    The unfolding tragedy in Paris is almost unspeakably horrific and awful. I'm sort of at a loss for words. This viral painting from Twitter is deeply moving. Peace for Paris by Jean Jullien
  • France's Eiffel Tower shut amid security alert

    09/20/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by traumer · 21 replies
    France's famous Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited attractions, was closed after a man carrying a rucksack was seen climbing the tower. The alarm was quickly raised early on Sunday and the area was evacuated while anti-terror police carried out a search of the iconic landmark. Police said that so far they have been unable to find the man. France is on the highest state of alert following a spate of terror attacks this year. The Eiffel Tower, which receives as many as 30,000 daily visitors, has been the target of plots by Islamist extremists in the past....
  • Paris landmarks targeted in French night drone mystery

    02/24/2015 7:57:35 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 February 2015
    Drones have been seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously. At least five of the unmanned aerial machines were spotted between midnight on Monday and 0600 on Tuesday, and none of the operators has been caught. The first appeared over the US embassy and there were later sightings near the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde. French police believe the drone flights could be linked. Small drones are easy to buy but their appearance in recent months over sensitive locations has worried French authorities.
  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled, French police say

    07/10/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Fox News
    French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported. French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien....
  • Eiffel Tower: 40 Fascinating Facts (Inaugurated March 31, 1889)

    03/31/2014 12:39:50 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03/31/2014 | Oliver Smith, and Tom Metcalf
    1. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. 2. It is 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighs 10,100 tonnes. 3. It was the tallest structure in France until the construction of a military transmitter in the town of Saissac in 1973. The Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004, is also taller, at 343 metres. 4. It is possible to climb to the top, but there are 1,665 steps. Most people take the lift. 5. The lifts travel a combined...
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • WWII veteran William Overstreet Jr. celebrated for flight in France (under Eiffel Tower in dogfight)

    01/02/2014 11:36:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tiffany Holland
    Roanoke lost one of its most decorated World War II veterans last weekend. Former fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., famous for flying beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower while chasing a German aircraft during the war, died Sunday afternoon. He was 92. Overstreet was awarded hundreds of medals for his service in the 357th squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, according to his obituary for Oakey’s Funeral Home. One of his greatest honors was receiving France’s Legion of Honor by the French ambassador to the U.S. in 2009 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. At the ceremony,...
  • (Pontifex Maximus ... NOT!) Kim Jong Un Building 'Mini World' with Replica Big Ben & Eiffel Tower

    04/29/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | THE SUN
    Kim Jong Un building 'mini world' with replica Big Ben and Eiffel Tower Chubby tyrant Kim Jong Un is building a “miniature world” in North Korea – with a replica of London's Big Ben at its heart. The dictator is set to open the theme park in capital Pyongyang – and has included the iconic clock tower. The new attraction, which opens this year, will also boast a copy of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The secretive state famously doesn’t allow its citizens to leave the country – so it appears Jong Un has decided to bring the world to his people....