Paris as seen in Washington DC, Cleveland, China and Las Vegas!

©"Paris on the Potomac" - A Photo Safari in Washington, D.C.

"Paris on the Potomac"

(Via Travel and Leisure News) The brainchild of Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria, this photo safari trains amateur photographers in travel photography technique at several sites in Washington, D.C. that have their counterparts in Paris, such as:
  • Washington National Cathedral, a Gothic structure resembling Paris’s Notre Dame 
  • The US Capitol, inspired by the Palladian architecture of the Pantheon in Paris 
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge, whose arches were designed to look like Pont Neuf 
  • The newly illuminated Washington Monument, DC’s counterpart to the Eiffel Tower 
  • IM Pei’s glass pyramids at the National Gallery of Art, similar to those at The Louvre 

This photography training workshop is offered by DC-based Washington Photo Safari on Sunday August 25, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.

"Cleveland is my Paris" T-shirts

(Via The Plain Dealer) "At first people thought the slogan was kind of a joke," he says. "But then my friends started asking for them, and it's been growing ever since." - Luke Neubecker, T-shirt designer

After the New York Times mentioned Neubecker's "Cleveland is my Paris" T-shirts in a laudatory article, "Culture Blooms in Cleveland", the young designer's stock was quickly depleted.

If you would like to order a T-shirt, please click here to visit "Cleveland is my Paris" on Facebook.

 © Reuters/Aly Song

China tried to build a city to replicate Paris … and here’s what it looks like now

(Via Business Insider) If you visit Tianducheng, a day trip from Shanghai in China’s Zhejiang province, you will be confronted by a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel tower.

Development on this Paris replica in China began in 2007, but local media say it is a ghost town now.

Everyone points to China’s ghost towns as proof of a malaise in China’s property sector.

But some, like Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia have argued that these cities will become “thriving metropolitan areas” as China continues to urbanize.

What’s truly quirky about these ghost towns though is that some of them have been designed as replicas of Italian, German, English, and French towns.

Please click here to see more photos of Tianducheng and read the complete article.

With special thanks to Janet de AcevedoMac​donald, Bob Clancy and Amy Watson for calling my attention to the above articles.

And to Linda Stumpner for sharing her photos of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.
Photo taken by Linda Stumpner during a recent trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her sister's birthday.
Photo taken by Linda Stumpner during a recent trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her sister's birthday.


  1. There is also the Tokyo Tower in Japan which is supposed to be modeled after the Eiffel Tower.

  2. Whoa! So many Eiffel Towers copies! I knew of the Vegas one, but the others, had no clue. As Starwefter mentioned, there is one in Tokyo which is an interesting take on the original!

  3. Paris has fascinating beauty and artistic culture to offer. This city is so rich in it's culture, music and art than even big corporate hubs of the world could be jealous of. Apart from Eiffel, Champ de Elysees there are many beautiful things in the Paris which has its replicas all over the world. The original Monalisa Painting is famous of em all.

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