Kay Burley’s sad eyes

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in latest | no responses

Now The Eagle doesn’t quite get the opprobrium heaped on hard working journalist Kay Burley but even I have to admit that her coverage of Paris in the aftermath of the DAESH attacks has been a bit gauche as opposed to Rive Gauche!  Kay Burley was roundly lampooned after posting an ill-timed photograph of a […]

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A Tale of Two Cities – Paris and London

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in latest | one comment

Paris and London have always been both entwined and rivals, a real Tale of Two Cities going back to the Plantagenet Kings of England who were French and ruled precariously the part of France not ruled from Paris by the French King. They even founded Oxford University to stop the sons of nobles being polluted […]

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Marina Ginestà – “No pasarán!”

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Obits | no responses

Anti-fascist fighter Marina Ginestà (29 January 1919 – 6 January 2014) who died yesterday aged 94 was a French veteran of the Spanish Civil War, who was a member of the International Brigades. She became famous due to the photo taken by German Hans Gutmann (later Juan Guzmán) on the rooftop of Hotel Colón in […]

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A Lunch in Paris

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 in Food | no responses

The first order of business last Sunday in Paris was a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a structure which still has the capacity to astonish us today and must have done so by a factor of 10+ when it was first constructed. The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 […]

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On yer Bike in Europe!

Posted on Feb 13, 2009 in London | no responses

Boris on his bike On the recent visit to the City of Light I was impressed at the racks of smart bikes which are part of the Vélib scheme which makes it possible to cycle around Paris without worrying about having your bike stolen or indeed to get home late at night where there are […]

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The Eagle On London

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses