Things I Learned in Paris

One of the many fun things about traveling is learning, esp. learning about things you knew of before, but not so much about. So in the spirit of sharing, here are a few things I found interesting in my time in Paris. (To just tell you the trivia tidbits would be way too easy, so instead, I present it in quiz form.)

1. What is the river that bisects Paris, and how is it properly pronounced?*

2. The popular Paris attraction, which, in French is known as La Joconde, is known as what in English? hint*

3. There is a smaller (but still largish) Statue of Liberty on an island near the base of the Eiffel tower. Was it made before or after New York City's statue of the same name?*

4. Moulin Rouge translates to what in English? hint: it's not "skimpily clad dancing girls"*

5. Who designed the famous pyramid at the Louvre (and, for bonus points, what other famous monuments has he/she designed)?*

6.For how many years was the Eiffel Tower the tallest building in the world: 0 years, 21 years, 41 years, 61 years?*
Tuesday May 31 2011File under: travel, France

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on Tue 31st May, 2011 09:26 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
IM Pei also designed the commons building at the University of Rochester.
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on Tue 31st May, 2011 09:27 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
(Not as famous...)
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on Wed 01st Jun, 2011 03:19 am PDT Horge said:
LOL on #1... It's funny to me when silly stereotypes turn out to be kinda true through firsthand experience...
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