As my spring break is coming to an end, as well as my time in France ::stares off into sad but sweet distance::, I wanted to take advantage of the easy hour and a half train ride to Paris from Blois. 722 more words
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Here are several more passages lifted from the closing chapters of Alistair Horne’s engaging Seven Ages of Paris:
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Less felicitous were architectural scandals like the Tour Montparnasse (started in 1959, but not finished till 1973), greatest urban project since Haussmann, and designed to be the highest skyscraper in all Europe, menacing the ascendancy of the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides.
No need for me to tell you that Paris is an amazing city if, like me, you love art, architecture and literature.
I only spent a weekend there recently and I thought I should talk about some discoveries that I made, as well as publish some pictures (I lost my memory card so I used my phone, low quality..). 355 more words
On na pas tous les jours 40 ans.