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I carried these old postcards around with me for weeks after picking them up in an antique shop near Paris. I wanted to go up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and look out over the Champs-Élysées and count the Starbucks signs and then figure out from which floor of which building that straight-on shot had been taken and afterwards borrow a biplane and snap an up-to-date photo of that great aerial star-burst view: 709 more words
Surprise, surprise: an iconic example of contemporary architecture is falling apart, after only 25 years.
I have never had the misfortune of visiting the bleak, “Logan’s Run” Parisian district known as La Defense, but I have winced many times at seeing images of it onscreen or in print. 652 more words