Kay Burley’s sad eyes

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Kay Burley’s sad eyes

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 | Comments Off on Marina Ginestà – “No pasarán!”

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 | Comments Off on A Lunch in Paris

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 | Comments Off on On yer Bike in Europe!

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

Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

The Wren, the Wren!

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Wren, the Wren!

In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael