Category Archives: 13th

Looking up in the 13th

In parts of the southeastern section of Paris, small white plaster buildings give way to dozens of imposing apartment blocks jostled together. Monotonously repeating structures stretch along city blocks, mixed with buildings coated in lighter filigrees of steel, enormous murals,

Looking up in the 13th

In parts of the southeastern section of Paris, small white plaster buildings give way to dozens of imposing apartment blocks jostled together. Monotonously repeating structures stretch along city blocks, mixed with buildings coated in lighter filigrees of steel, enormous murals,

street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the

street art Baudelocque Paris

Animals on walls

Emerging from the metro at Place d’Italie in the southern part of the city does not inspire: huge buildings, a confusing traffic circle and a fast food restaurant or two. But the contrast, just a few blocks away, with the

An automat and a day of rest

I walked by my first automat-convenience store in Paris, or almost anywhere in the world. Parisians who live near this glass-walled convenience — refrigerated and selling milk along with batteries — must be particularly pleased on Sundays, that swath of

An automat and a day of rest

I walked by my first automat-convenience store in Paris, or almost anywhere in the world. Parisians who live near this glass-walled convenience — refrigerated and selling milk along with batteries — must be particularly pleased on Sundays, that swath of