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Eye Prefer Paris 15th Anniversary Prize Winners

First, I would like to thank you for your kind and generous comments and emails about the 15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris last week, and I especially want to thank those who took the time to take the quiz and for their answers.   Below are the correct answers to the quiz, highlighted in red.   2006 What department store had an exhibit of dolls that Christian Dior, John Galliano, Kenzo, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and Versace designed costumes for? A. Le Bon Marche B. Gal...
Tags: Travel, France, Los Angeles, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Monaco, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet

15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris

On June 26, 2006 I launched Eye Prefer Paris, and last Friday was the 15th anniversary. Here’s the first post I wrote.   About This blog This blog is about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris …… and what he discovered once he got there. Come live this Paris dream vicariously through the eyes(and ears) of Richard Nahem. He writes his blog from his 18th century apartment overlooking tree-lined Place St. Paul in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. I had no idea wha...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet, Emilia Romagna

Global report: Delhi to check on 29m people; Eiffel Tower reopens

US ends federal support for some testing sites; cases in Indonesia surpass 50,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia has said it aims to complete a coronavirus survey of Delhi’s entire population of 29 million people, while officials in the US have reacted with alarm to the Trump administration’s plan to end federal support for some Covid-19 testing sites.Civil servants will visit every household in India’s capital by 6 July to record health details and test people ...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, France, Germany, India, Israel, US, Spain, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Paris, Portugal, Cambodia, Eiffel Tower

U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back po...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, News, California, China, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, European Union, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Connecticut, Paris, Arizona

U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, News, California, China, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, European Union, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Connecticut, Paris

What it's like to visit Paris post-lockdown

The Eiffel Tower is open. So are restaurants and bistros. But what's it actually like to visit the French capital post-lockdown?
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Watch Hundreds of Free Films from Around the World: Explore Film Archives from Japan, France, and the U.S.

While the world retreated indoors in March, and the cinemas we knew and loved closed up shop, so many film libraries have turned around and opened up their archives to the world. This is a good thing. Don’t say you have nothing to watch! We have explored all the links below and can verify that they are all indeed free to watch. Some are even free to download. Here’s a brief rundown of some we’ve found: The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress The Library of Congress annually selects...
Tags: Google, Japan, Congress, Film, Australia, College, Orson Welles, Seo, House, Paris, New Zealand, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Gehry, Eiffel Tower, Johnson, Puerto Rico

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus

Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of a lockdown in Vietnam by using art to demonstrate tragedy, resilience and chaos in the world's battle against the coronavirus. The work of 10-year-old Chung Anh shows how events unfolded globally, depicting the devastation with drawings of the coronavirus attacking landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of Pisa as it spread through Europe, the United States and beyond. ...
Tags: Europe, News, United States, Eiffel Tower, Vietnam, Ben, Pisa, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh, Chung Anh

Snapchat boosts its AR platform with voice search, Local Lenses and SnapML

Snapchat’s augmented reality dreams might be starting to look a bit more realistic. The company has been subtly improving its AR-powered Lenses every year, improving the technical odds-and-ends and strengthening its dev platform. The result is that today, more than 170 million people — over three-quarters of Snap’s daily active users — access the app’s augmented reality features on a daily basis, the company says. Two years ago, Snap shared that creators had designed over 100,000 lenses on the p...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Snapchat, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Cto, Lens, Snap, Murphy, Flatiron Building, Niantic, PRISMA, Bobby Murphy, Yuka, An Alexa

Paris' Eiffel Tower will reopen June 25 and require guests to wear masks

Want to visit the Eiffel Tower this summer? Bring a mask and be prepared to climb some stairs when the Parisian landmark reopens on June 25.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Eiffel Tower Set To Reopen June 25 After France’s Coronavirus Lockdown

The Eiffel Tower will reopen to visitors starting June 25. The famous Parisian landmark has been closed since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Eiffel Tower’s official site outlines guidelines for visitors, with all visitors above the age of 11 required to wear face masks, and take the stairs initially as opposed to […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Lockdown, Coronavirus, Reopening

Quarantine Marriage Proposals That Will Blow Your Mind Away

With the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll on our lives, a lot of weddings have been postponed and proposals delayed. People who already found the perfect ring for their partners have to wait for the better times to pop up the question. But why? We can change the way this situation is treating us. Why let the virus stop us from experiencing love and asking our partners to marry us?  Love has always found a way to prevail, and no matter the circumstances, it always will. So, to he...
Tags: Fashion, Marriage, Paris, Marriage Proposal, Eiffel Tower, John Legend, Engagement, Engagement Rings, Proposal, Chris Crane, Weddings & Parties, Marriage Advice, Kristen Dejong

It should be on now - so how well do you know the French Open?

Sharp terracotta clay courts, luscious backdrops of the Eiffel Tower, rows of pristine Parisians... the French Open is unmistakeable.
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I’m so happy to get out and see Spring flowers. Nature really does carry on no matter what is happening to humans. We joined our friend again for a walk along the Seine. Nothing better than the Eiffel Tower with roses in the foreground. Ready for a closeup. The roof of the newest Russian Orthodox church in Paris. Something to do with art and sea creatures. I didn’t stop to check it out. Hard to beat that view. I went to get a blood test the other day-just a...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Spring, Eiffel Tower, Roses, Maurice, Seine River

Heading Home

After our walk I headed to the bus stop to get back home. First I crossed Pont Royal which is loaded with a gazillion locks. ( That’s the Orsay Museum in the background. I hope it can be opened soon. The obelisk from Egypt in the middle of Concorde. It is actually the oldest sculpture in Paris. This fountain is usually running with water and it’s hard to get near unless you like getting wet. This is a popular spot for a photo as the Eiffel Tower is in the backg...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Egypt, Paris, Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Fountain, American Embassy, Pont Royal, Orsay Museum

Chinese Government Bans Knockoffs Of Foreign Buildings

In recent years Chinese developers have been putting up, and opening to buyers and renters, reproductions of such attractions as an English village, a lakeside Austrian town, and a Paris neighborhood complete with Eiffel Tower. The government has now had enough: it has prohibited “plagiarising, imitating, and copycatting” foreign landmarks or historical styles, calling for “a new era [of architecture to] strengthen cultural confidence, show the city’s features, exhibit the contemporary spirit, ...
Tags: Art, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Visual, 05.08.20

Two dismissals an innings and over: who was Test cricket’s busiest wicketkeeper?

We don’t write about wicketkeepers very much and that’s wrong. Batsmen and bowlers aren’t the only ones deserving of our attention. Squatters have rights too. This article is about the select band of stumpers who have averaged more than two dismissals an innings in Tests. Wicketkeepers who’ve taken two dismissals an innings and over. It’s not many, you know. If we limit ourselves to guys who’ve played at least 20 Tests so that we can rule out Steve Rhodes, we’re left with just six men and a...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Features, South Africa, Eiffel Tower, Shane Warne, Papua New Guinea, West Indies, Ashley Giles, Jones, Adam Gilchrist, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon

Your Favorite Paris Photo-Segment 2

I want to thank everyone again for participating in this fun event and for sending your wonderful photos along with their stories. Enjoy segment two today.   In fact. I've received so many more photos, that I am going to do a Segment 3, next Tuesday, May 26.  I have another challenge up my sleeve, along the lines of this, which I will post soon.  Click here to look at Segment 1 photos.  Above photo is by Meredith Mullins- I thought this one of the Eiffel Tower in celebration ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Contests, Notre Dame, Michael, Montmartre, Seine, Metro, Christelle, Dan Evans, rue des Martyrs, Musee D'Orsay, Richard Nahem, Meredith Mullins

Part 2 - The simple pleasures of IDY baking

Part 2 - The simple pleasures of IDY baking Submitted by alfanso on May 18, 2020 - 6:25am. For all the hundreds of baguettes that I’ve made these past 5 plus years, it is a curiosity that I have never made a traditional French baguette.  For the record, as enticing a standard French baguette may be, they are often too unexciting, flavor wise.  They may be a national symbol, akin to the Eiffel Tower and the beret, their place well cemented in the culture.  The best of them carr...
Tags: Ap, Baking, Eiffel Tower, Philip, Don, Dan, BBGA, IDY, Martin Philip

Your Favorite Paris Photo- Segment 1

I want to thank everyone so much for taking the time and sending your favorite Paris photo. I also liked your stories about them too. In fact, I received so many submissions, that I am going to post them in two segments, and below is the first segment,   If you haven’t submitted your photo before, I am extending the deadline until next Monday, April 18. I’ll post segment two, on May 19.  You can email your photo to [email protected] Please note, I have posted the photos in the orde...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Luxembourg, Eiffel Tower, Contests, Seine, Leica, Evanston, Jardin, Alain, Stuart Williams, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Cheryl Matzker, Les Ombres, Poilâne


« Heureusement que vous étiez là » - Fortunately you were there. This is what you could read on the Eiffel Tower last night. A tribute was given by the City of Paris to everybody who has participated in making the confinement period successful. This Sunday was the last day before a relative relief takes place. Let’s see what it will give… we must remain very careful! This means also that we were asked not to go there and look. I took the freedom to do so anyhow, only five minutes walk.  ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, PeterParis

Universal Studios Hollywood releases Halloween Horror Nights-themed virtual backgrounds

As people continue to work and socialize virtually from home during the coronavirus pandemic via online conferencing and chat services such as Zoom and GoToMeeting, users have gotten creative with their backgrounds. In an effort to combat some of the boredom and regularity of these online sessions, people have changed their backgrounds to place them on exotic tropical islands, sitting below the Eiffel Tower in Paris, walking on the moon, hanging out on the set of “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” or visitin...
Tags: Amc, Sport, Pandora, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Amusement Parks, Universal Studios, Southern California, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood Sound, Universal Studios Hollywood Show Caption, National Parks Sign, Outter Space Jordan Peele

'And then, boom': Outbreak shows shaky ground as Texas opens

Barely a week ago, rural Lamar County could make a pretty good argument for Texas' reopening on Friday. The mayor of Paris, Texas — a pit stop for drivers passing through to snap a selfie with the city's miniaturized Eiffel Tower — had drive-thru virus testing in the works, just to give locals peace of mind. A courier drove 11 hours through the night to pick up testing kits and stores are second-guessing reopening as Lamar County becomes a cautionary tale of the fragility of Republican Gov. Gr...
Tags: Texas, News, Eiffel Tower, Greg Abbott, Paris Texas, Lamar County

‘The Bachelorette’ Cautiously Targeting Fall Season After Coronavirus Shutdown, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ in Limbo (EXCLUSIVE)

When “The Bachelor” franchise launched in 2002, the very first season aired in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The original idea was to shoot the final rose ceremony in front of the Eiffel Tower, but due to safety precautions in the wake of 9/11, production was limited to domestic locations, so plans […]
Tags: The Bachelor, News, Eiffel Tower, The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison, Rob Mills, Clare Crawley, Bachelor In Paradise

Five Great French TV Series to Watch Now

Since almost all of us are still in lockdown, it’s a great time to hunker down with some popcorn and watch some French television series. Below is a list of my five favorite shows. Please let me know how you like them after you watch them.   Note: All of the shows are presented in French with English subtitles.   Call My Agent/Dix Percent- Three Seasons on Netflix This funny, smart comedy about the antics of the top talent agency in Paris, is a pure delight. The best part of the ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Film, France, Los Angeles, Paris, Jerry Seinfeld, Eiffel Tower, Irs, Jean Dujardin, Richard Nahem, Taxes for Expats, Ex Pats, Carole Bouquet, Taxes for Ex Pats, Seasons Amazon

VIDEO: Teal Wicks Sings 'Eiffel Tower' in A.R.T.'s THE BLUE FLOWER

American Repertory Theatre posted a flashback clip from the original A.R.T. production of The Blue Flower, which premiered at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University on December 1, 2010, and closed January 8, 2011. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Harvard University, Eiffel Tower, American Repertory Theater, Stage Tube, American Repertory Theatre, The Blue Flower

How to garden indoors with these easy-to-grow plants

With people across the country staying at home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, many people have taken up gardening, filling plots with tomatoes, beans, peas and other staples that they’ve secured from seed companies and nurseries, but outdoor gardening isn’t a feasible prospect for everyone, especially those who live in tighter smaller, spaces without a backyard. Garden specialists in Southern California say it is possible to grow produce indoors if you have the right light and the right co...
Tags: Garden, Gardening, London, California, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Harry, Eiffel Tower, Southern California, Paris France, Riverside, Lakewood, Michel Euler

Lockdown in Paris: Day 28

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir from the Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand This morning I woke early to get in a short run before 10am and had my first police “control” since the lockdown as I was crossing the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir to Parc de Bercy. With the online attestation it was super quick; the officer just scanned my QR code, asked me to confirm my name, and sent me on my way. I also saw that the quays below the bridge are now closed off like the rest of the quays in Pa...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Spa, Health & Safety, Around Town, Zaz, Christophe Castaner, Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, Pablo Alboran, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Parc de Bercy With, Quai de Bercy Beautiful Tribute, Sous le Ciel de Paris


My blog was down for a few days and during this time when so many places are closed, I didn’t think I could get it fixed but here I am. We in France are in confinement for at least two more weeks. I’m betting we will be confined the rest of the summer myself. I plan to wear a mask for a very long time. Here are a few photos I’ve taken when I’ve been out. Maurice and I in front of our Monoprix. I hate to go in there as it’s so crowded but they seem to have the best selection. Not everyone in...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, France, Eiffel Tower, Shutdown, Martini, Seine, Maurice, Confinement