The Eiffel Tower stands proudly, looking out over the City of Light. But, 100 years before it was built, the dark days of the French Revolution created havoc. The Bastille was stormed, the King was executed and the treasures of Versailles, the Louvre, and the Tuileries Palace were looted.
In this Amazing Paris BioView, you can read how people like Napoleon, Baron Haussman, Gustave Eiffel and others contributed to this exciting city.
Walking through Paris, the City of Light, one late June evening, I passed by the Eiffel Tower. As it stood majestically above me, I wondered what inspired Gustave Eiffel to come up with such an outstanding design? How did it all come together? It must have been quite a project! So, I decided to conduct a virtual [...]
What comes to mind when you think of Paris? Is it sailing down the River Seine, going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, enjoying a drink in one of the many cafes, or maybe walking along the Champs Elysees? There are many great places to see, but I visited them with a special purpose in [...]
As I travel around, I search for places where people have done amazing things. In Paris, I went to Montmartre where Edith Piaf amazed people, as her emotional voice resonated through the streets. I then went to the Eiffel Tower, developed by Gustave Eiffel, and looked down on the Arc de Triomphe commissioned by Napoleon [...]
On my recent tour round the world, I visited London. It is a place I know fairly well, as I lived there for three years and a place I have been to on many business trips. While there, I completed my book Amazing People of London. It is a series of interviews with people who [...]
What will you do in 2010? More of the same or something new? I plan to launch a series of books on Amazing People. One is called Amazing Women and features 21 of them who made their mark in outstanding ways. Another one is called Amazing Americans and features people from the spheres of music, [...]
Each time I go to Paris, the Eiffel Tower draws me like a magnet. By going up the steps, or riding in the lift, I gain a marvellous view of the City of Light. Far below the tourists sail along the River Seine enjoying the sights. To the north is Montmartre, where Edith Piaf started [...]