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Shooting the Optimum Spot

Corinne Vionnet sifted through online searches of the world's most recognizable tourist attractions in order to carefully layer 100's of photos of each on top of one anther until she created her desired result. Her site contains a few smaller ones which aren't available in the blog post, as well as some more information on the project. [more inside]
posted by gman on Feb 21, 2011 - 41 comments

 

Would have been better as a half-pipe

We've seen lots of crazy skydiving, BASE jumping, wingsuit flying and so on. Now watch Taïg Khris jump from the Eiffel Tower wearing rollerblades. SLYT [turn speakers down if you don't like loud crowds].
posted by bwg on Jun 2, 2010 - 59 comments

Jackass c. 1912

Every time you hear that people filming themselves doing stupid, dangerous things is a recent trend, consider Austrian tailor Franz Reichelt. He invented a combination overcoat/parachute, and on February 4, 1912 decided to test it himself by jumping off the Eiffel Tower. It didn't work--and there's video.
posted by gottabefunky on Mar 12, 2007 - 38 comments

Eiffel tower repossessed

It is no longer legal to publish current photographs of the Eiffel Tower at night without permission. This copyright crap is getting out of hand. <via Kottke>
posted by spock on Feb 3, 2005 - 51 comments

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