200 Skeletons Have Been Discovered Beneath A Supermarket In Paris

Archaeologists in Paris have found the skeletal remains of 200 individuals laid out neat rows in a communal grave. The site, once the cemetery of a hospital that operated from the 12th to 17th Century, is now a supermarket. » 3/02/15 12:20pm 3/02/15 12:20pm

The Seine Is A River Of Clouds And Water

Weather is oddly topographical. Rarely is it as clear as in this photograph snapped by astronaut Terry Virts from the International Space Station, where clouds have settled into the Seine river valley meandering near Paris, France. » 1/01/15 11:40am 1/01/15 11:40am

Watch a Biplane Fly Through the Arc de Triomphe. In 1919.

This is a five-second video from 1919 showing Charles Godefroy flying his biplane through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to commemorate the end of World War I. » 5/29/14 2:30am 5/29/14 2:30am

What kind of kaiju would attack Paris? How about a giant pigeon?

A quiet Paris day is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a massive feather that floats down into the streets. But that's just the herald of a greater threat: an enormous pigeon strong enough to topple the city's most famous landmarks. » 3/07/14 8:00pm 3/07/14 8:00pm

Apocalyptic short film shows us Paris with all the people "deleted"

What would the most crowded parts of Paris look like without any people in them? That's what travel-focused filmmakers Claire and Maxime wanted to find out. The two hate crowds, and wanted to see their city with only animals in it. The result is gorgeous and haunting. » 9/25/13 11:40am 9/25/13 11:40am

These exceptionally rare color photographs show Paris at turn of the…

Back in 1903, the Lumière Brothers invented autochrome technology, an innovative photographic technique that allowed for extraorinarily vivid color images. Now, while some of these rare photographs might seem photoshopped or enhanced, they are the real deal — and a remarkable glimpse of what Paris looked like during… » 1/28/13 5:15pm 1/28/13 5:15pm

A rare, near-complete mammoth skeleton has been unearthed near Paris

You know what's rare? Woolly mammoth skeletons. You know what's even rarer? Beautifully preserved, near-complete, French woolly mammoth skeletons. Archaeologists just dug up the latter. » 11/08/12 8:00am 11/08/12 8:00am

The Eiffel Tower: Who destroyed it best?

The Eiffel Tower was originally scheduled to be demolished in 1909, 20 years after it was built. It survives into the present day, but it hasn't been quite so lucky in movies, comics, and television. We know the tower has been punched, shaken, melted, and turned into a sandwich toothpick. The question is: Who did it… » 9/16/12 7:00am 9/16/12 7:00am

In 1890, the English held a contest to design London's wacky rip-off of…

Inspired by the financial success of the Eiffel Tower — which was erected in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair — a group of Englishmen attempted to bang out their own ersatz Eiffel a year later. This contest to design the never-to-be "Great Tower of London" received 68 designs. Some resemble alien fortresses and all of… » 7/11/12 3:20pm 7/11/12 3:20pm

The Most Wonderfully Ludicrous Fashion Show We've Seen in Ages

Whenever the fashion industry takes its inspiration from science fiction and fantasy costumes, the results are always stand-up-and cheer ridiculous. Without fail. Whether it's weird "post-apocalyptic" survival gear, superhero costumes, cyborgs, or the stillsuits from Dune, designers totally go nuts whenever they draw… » 7/10/12 4:50pm 7/10/12 4:50pm

An abandoned French subway station was turned into the set of Prometheus

We now live in an era when gonzo viral marketing runs the risk of being more intriguing than the film it's designed to promote. In Paris, the Saint-Martin stop (which has been unused for 73 years) on the Metro's Line 9 was transformed into the extraterrestrial architecture of Prometheus, giving passengers a glimpse… » 5/18/12 8:05am 5/18/12 8:05am

The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris

In modern times, you can find a stray cabaret or goth club in most modern metropolitan areas. But back in the late 19th century, your options were limited, albeit merrily deranged. » 5/16/12 6:40pm 5/16/12 6:40pm

A light-projected ghost tiger runs rampant through Paris

In case there weren't enough spectral big cats barreling through the world's metropolises, French design firm created Le3 this absolutely sublime projection of a tiger loose in the avenues. Woe to be ailurophobic in the City of Lights! » 3/23/12 9:45am 3/23/12 9:45am

This short film by Spike Jonze is like Toy Story (but starring books…

Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze — who recently directed that action-figure extravaganza for The Beastie Boys — has now collaborated with designer Olympia Le-Tan's and director Simon Cahn to animate 3,000 pieces of felt. » 10/22/11 3:25pm 10/22/11 3:25pm

Bizarre short film imagines Paris abandoned and flooded for mysterious…

I'm not sure what filmmakers Olivier Campagne and Vivien Balzi were attempting to achieve with their atmospheric short movie 5:45 am, but it certainly should appeal to those who were partial to the opening scenes of 28 Days Later. » 10/17/11 5:20pm 10/17/11 5:20pm

During World War I, France began building a fake Paris to confuse…

Just prior to the end of World War I, French officials began constructing a Potemkin Paris outside of the real city to throw off German bombing raids. This tactic may seem unusual, but aerial bombing technology was still a bit of a novelty in 1917. Planes couldn't support massive payloads, and pilots didn't have the… » 9/25/11 11:30am 9/25/11 11:30am

Amazing Concept Art of a Blade Runner-ified Paris

There's something so thrilling and electrifying about dystopian cityscapes — and this concept art of cyberpunk Paris totally hits our sweet spot. » 8/17/11 10:20am 8/17/11 10:20am

A subway spelunker's guide to Paris' abandoned Métro stations

The subway doesn't run 24 hours in Paris, but urban exploring in the Métro is nonetheless hazardous. Luckily for us, a group of intrepid urban explorers braved the City of Light's subterranean side and came back with awesome photos. » 12/20/10 1:56pm 12/20/10 1:56pm

Watch a building get demolished and rebuilt in 3 minutes

It took 45,000 photos and three years, but the videographer Ramon was able to condense the reconstruction of a Paris office building into approximately 180 seconds. It's like architectural time travel. [GOOD]

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What Will Today's Cities Look Like in the Future?

What will the New Yorks, Londons, and Tokyos of tomorrow look like? Will they be technological Edens, grim dystopias, or entirely obliterated? We look at science fiction's take on the future of today's cities to gauge our urban future. » 9/16/09 3:31pm 9/16/09 3:31pm