A celebration of the parts of Paris that would be refused entry to the ville musee today. The force of nature behind this force of knowledge is a blogger by the name of Adam. Adam shares everything from the city’s first forest - destined to open in 2014 - to architect artists, sketching the city from a pigeon’s point of view.
The best vintage postcards tell two stories. No, the best vintage postcards give a tantalising glimpse of two stories. Like an intriguing book cover and a well presented back page blurb, they spur you to pick up the object and read on. With a book, your desire to know the full story can be satiated, but a postcard will always keep its mystery.
This rather sparse postcard of the Saint-Joseph
has dropped significantly in recent times, Invisible Paris can
nevertheless blow out the candles on a 10th birthday today (September
17)! I began the blog a decade ago with little more in mind than giving
focus and structure to my random wanderings around Paris, and its
purpose and ambition has changed little since then. The blog is more
invisible than ever today, but
The ancient heart of Paris gives its name to a recently published book by writer and journalist Agnès Poirier, but rather than the history, geography or architecture of the district, it is an extraordinary period in its life in the middle of the twentieth century, and more particularly on a cast of fascinating characters that take centre stage.
If the Left Bank of Paris had already (re)