Tags » Haussmann

Translation: Une Vie de Cité : Paris de sa Naissance a Nos Jours, Album, An Overview

My Book Review:  Une Vie de Cité : Paris de sa Naissance a Nos Jours, Album, An Overview
by Marcel Poète, Edited by August Picard (1925) 775 more words

France (French Version)

How the Environment Impacts You

And I don’t mean ENVIRONMENT in caps.  I mean the space around you.

My dad was an architect.  He pointed something out to me years ago; I have observed many places and think he’s absolutely right. 423 more words

LVMH Is Changing Paris--LoVe eM or Hate em

Change is hard. Especially on the French. Some Royalists are still calling for the return of the crown.

Others continue lamentations of how Monsieur Haussmann (Baron was a borrowed title) ruined all of Paris with his massive public works projects a few years ago…you know, around 1870. 376 more words

Paris

The Other Paris

The Other Paris – An Illustrated Journey Through
A City’s Poor and Bohemian Past
By Luc Sante
Faber & Faber – £16.99

”Before Haussmann’s reconfiguration of the centre, the neighbourhoods were tightly interwoven; afterward they were more separated, but the classes still met on common ground: on the squares and boulevards. 487 more words

Miscellaneous

Taking the plunge in Paris

If you have scratched your head at what looks like civic suicide in Paris, manifested by a desire to attack its beauty, an essay by Stephane Kirkland, “ 560 more words

Architecture

Riding by versus looking at

Yesterday I posted a couple of quotes from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Of a taxi ride down the Boulevard Raspail, the author has his protagonist muse: “It is a street I do not mind walking down at all. 427 more words

Architecture

Home of the week

This week’s home is a 2368 square feet apartment located in Paris, that was completely renovated while respecting the classic elements of the Haussmannian buildings… 132 more words

Home Of The Week