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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

Did you know that there is an Eiffel Tower in Tennessee?

Guess where? Paris, TN I went there this past weekend.

Here is a photo of the sixty foot Eiffel Tower.



There is also a great winery there. Seriously, much better than Sonoma County. Not as crowded and just about as upscale.



They were having the world's largest catfish fry that week, so I got to see catfish racing.

I have more photos of Eiffel Tower (actually MANY different Eiffel Towers, LOL). the catfish race and all things Paris, TN at my blog.

http://fotofilings.blogspot.com/2012/04/spending-day-in-paris.html

Oh, yes, Paris is in West Tennessee, but just barely.

I wish people would start threads here about other interesting places in Tennessee!

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Reply Did you know that there is an Eiffel Tower in Tennessee? (Original post)
Celebration Apr 2012 OP
al_liberal Apr 2012 #1
Celebration Apr 2012 #2
longship Apr 2012 #3
Celebration Apr 2012 #4
Zookeeper May 2012 #5
Celebration May 2012 #8
alfredo May 2012 #6
Celebration May 2012 #7
alfredo May 2012 #11
eppur_se_muova May 2012 #9
Celebration May 2012 #10
alfredo May 2012 #13
alfredo May 2012 #12
NorthCarolina May 2012 #14

Response to Celebration (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:54 PM

1. my old stomping grounds

I grew up not far from there, used to take in the world's largest catfish fry every year. I haven't been there since high school 25 years ago. I had no idea they built an Eiffel Tower but it sure looks cool. The only problem with Paris, TN used to be that that is where Hank Williams Jr lived.

Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed the updates on the place.

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Response to al_liberal (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. oh my gosh, the Eiffel Tower is EVERYWHERE

On signage all over town.

Be sure to look at my blog because there are tons more photos there, and it will tell you the origin of the Eiffel Tower, which came from Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

I had so much fun going there for the day--very lucky it just happened to be on the day of the catfish race.

Our place on the river is near Camden.

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:47 PM

3. There's yet another one

Paris, MI 49338

That's my mailing address. Although our Eiffel Tower is only about 10 feet tall. I imagine it might be approximate to the population here, IE, tiny.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:33 PM

4. Neat!

There's one in Texas, too. Apparently they put a cowboy hat on it to make it taller than the one in Tennessee.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6995

I also read up on yours and they say twenty feet tall!

I've seen a Statue of Liberty in Japan, and a really small one in West Seattle. I have a photo of the Space Needle with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:38 PM

5. There's one in the French Village at Concordia...

Language Villages (camp) in Bemidji, MN. That one originated in my neighborhood as a holiday display.

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Response to Zookeeper (Reply #5)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:40 PM

8. one is Las Vegas too

Tops them all except the "real" one, LOL.

Interestingly, the Eiffel Tower in France was supposed to be a temporary tower when it was built in 1889!

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Tue May 1, 2012, 04:50 PM

6. Radnor Lake in Nashville.

http://radnorlake.org/welcome.html

Great walking paths, plenty birds and other wildlife.




Carl's Perfect PigBarBQue and Grill Between Nasville and Memphis.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Tue May 1, 2012, 05:33 PM

7. Pretty!

Sadly an hour and a half away from the Tennessee River, though there is plenty of wildlife and water there too!

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Response to Celebration (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:42 PM

11. Its trails are excellent.

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Response to Celebration (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:16 PM

9. And a Parthenon in Nashville ...

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2012, 06:44 PM

10. with a wonderfully gaudy ATHENA inside of it



I love that Athena.......................

Plus, Memphis has a the Pyramid, soon to be a Bass Pro Shops.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #10)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

13. That was why I was required to take a couple pulls on the bong.

Of course we went to Rotier's afterwards. Momma was still there. The battle over the thermostat was very entertaining.

You want a hamburger and a long neck beer? Brown's Diner

http://nashville.citysearch.com/profile/9334259/nashville_tn/brown_s_diner.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XyT3kpmv6r0/Sg80TemEM3I/AAAAAAAAA-U/sYi-QFbNG7M/s400/Brown's+Exterior.jpg

You go there if you don't want to wait to get into the Pancake Pantry

http://thepancakepantry.com/news.php

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:50 PM

12. And walking distance to Rotier's

They are one of the best meat and three's in Nashville.

Centennial park is straight ahead.



Sylvan Park Diner on Murphy road. My favorite.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/47/511800/restaurant/Sylvan-Park/Sylvan-Park-Murphy-Road-Nashville

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Wed May 2, 2012, 10:17 AM

14. There's a Leaning Tower Replica in Niles, IL

 



The Leaning Tower of Niles, Illinois, was completed in 1934 by industrialist Robert Ilg as part of a recreation park for employees of the Ilg Hot Air Electric Ventilating Company of Chicago. It is situated at 6300 W. Touhy Avenue and it is a 1/2 size copy of the original tower in Pisa, Italy, which is a Niles' sister city.

Some speculate that part of the motivation to construct the tower was to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A more likely explanation is its original functional purpose, to store water for outdoor recreational swimming pools. In 1960, the descendants of Robert Ilg donated part of the park for the construction of the Leaning Tower YMCA. Other amenities of the employees' recreational park included a wooden toboggan run, which was in decay but still visible in the 1960s.

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