“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.”
― Thomas Jefferson
But what if we could make our own Paris everywhere we go? In fact, there is no need to rebuild the entire city, but to make replicas of famous icons that the city of love takes pride in.
First and most important is, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
The tower bears the name of Gustave Eiffel and was built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. Its resitant system was sketched by a Romanian engineer, Gheorghe Panculescu, while most of its iron was brought from Ruschita, Romania.
Worldwide, there are numerous replicas of the great French icon, proof that its symbol is very known and appreciated.
From USA to China, from Romania to Mexico, these amazing towers have transformed the cities where they were built into small parts of the romantic Paris.
In China, there is an abandoned ghost town where among the Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou, there is the White House and a M. Rushmore replica. The Chinese hope that one day people will move there giving the fact that the population is continuously growing.
In Mexico, a small replica of the Tower was donated by the French to the people of Durango. Unfortunately, it suffers a lot from vandalism while its base became quite damaged.
In Romania, the Eiffel Tower stands along with a glorious replica of the famous “Dallas” ranch. Even though the two are not that connected, the owner of these icons simply wanted to have his own American lands, white houses, horseback riding fields and, curiously, a great French icon. You can visit them near the city of Slobozia and the entrance is free of charge.
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