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Paris Fun Facts

Do you fancy yourself an expert on Parisian culture, facts, and history? Here is a fun list of some things that you might not have known about the…

Napoleon coming up short…

So we all know about the short guy with the big ego… Yep, that’s right, Napoleon Bonaparte. But what if I told you that he actually wasn’t short?…

“No, that’s not the Brooklyn Bridge- that’s the Verrazano-Narrows!”

Spanning the distance between Brooklyn and Staten Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is undoubtedly one of New York’s most impressive architectural monuments. Unfortunately, most people mistake it for the…

12 Magical Facts About The Eiffel Tower

Paris is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world. And nothing epitomizes that beauty and sophistication more than the Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel, the…

New York’s First Island

Officially recognized as the birthplace of the state of New York, Governor’s Island has arguably more history than any other street, neighborhood or borough in the city. Today…

Alamo Square

Author: Ryan Semmelmayer Let’s think about the city of San Francisco, California for a moment. What comes to mind? My guess is immediately the most iconic landmark of…

Montmartre – artists’ quarter

Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, was in the age of Dadaism and emerging Surrealism … Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Jarry. Famous painters and writers, their works,…

Famous Parisians – Dalida

Dalida – Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti is a French singer of Italian origin. She was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo. The singer’s pseudonym was is  from the…

Ellis Island in Numbers

1. Over 12 million immigrants entered the Unites States through the portal of Ellis Island. 2. Between 1880 and 1930, over 27 million people entered America. 44.44% of them came through Ellis…