Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Day of the White Rose, Australia - 31 August

The White Rose Day is an Australian holiday in honor of Princess Diana, who was killed in a car accident on that date in 1997. 

Princess Diana of Wales was a good person who worked with international charities and was one of the most popular public figures in Britain and around the world. The road accident in which she was killed along with her partner, Dudu Fayed, happened in a tunnel on Pont de l'Alma in Paris. After her death he was but all over the world. To this day, near the tunnel where she died, there are lots of wreaths, statues, stuffed animals and other accessories that people left to honor her memory. 

So ... Diana was England, the Princess of Wales, and she died in France. Why is her death perpetuated white roses in Australia? This is because Australia is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. This means that although Australia is a separate and independent country from Britain, the British monarchy also governs it. In other words, Queen Elizabeth II is not only Queen of England but also Queen of Australia. Therefore, Princess Diana was in terms of the Australian Princess of Australia. There are 16 countries belonging to the Commonwealth: Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Barbados, Grenada, United Kingdom, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Tuvalu, Saint Keats and Nevis and the Bahamas). 

Princess Diana symbolized not only the royal house but also was a fashion icon and model of admiration and imitation. She was married to Prince Charles for 15 years (hence the nickname "Princess," although she was not really a princess) and mother to the two heirs, William and Harry. Her nickname was Lady Dee. In 1996 Diana and Charles divorced, and after a while she began a relationship with my uncle Al Fayed, an Egyptian millionaire businessman who was killed in an accident with her.

In the photo: a monument in memory of Princess Diana in Paris, above the scene of the accident

A memorial to Diana and her partner in the Herods shop in London

Eiffel Tower Day - March 31

Eiffel Tower Day is the holiday day of the wonderful monument that stands proudly in the heart of the City of Lights. This day marks the completion of the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
In honor of the Eiffel Tower Day, get some facts about the tower that (maybe) you did not know:

It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days in total to build the Eiffel Tower and it is named after the chief engineer who designed it, Gustav Eiffel.

The Eiffel Tower was actually built for the Paris International Exhibition, on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, and was not designed to be a permanent structure.

In 1909 they wanted to demolish the Eiffel Tower, but it was saved thanks to the decision to change its designation to a giant radio antenna.

The Eiffel Tower is the paid monument that most people in the world visit. As of 2017, more than 300 million visitors visited it.

During World War II, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the elevator cables in the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler had to climb the stairs to reach the summit. 

The Eiffel Tower was planned to stand in Barcelona, ​​Spain, but the Spaniards rejected the offer.

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) as a result of temperature changes.

Inventor Franz Reichelt died in a jump from the Eiffel Tower (in 1912) while testing the parachute he designed.

If you want to climb the stairs to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you will need to climb 1,665 steps.

A woman named Erika Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

There are 20,000 bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.

There are more than 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower worldwide.

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