Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights… hidden in plain sight


Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight Author Dominique Lesbros
ISBN-10 1681371103
ISBN-13 9781681371108
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Little Bookroom
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Francophiles and Paris buffs will find something new and fascinating in this timeless guidebook filed with sites passageways hotels shops and moreThis absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchairtraveler and flneur alike Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs thisfact packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and by pointingout unique locations and architectural oddities as well as utilitarian objects whosefunctions have long been obscured with the passage of time reveals a previouslyunnoticed city Organized by subjectfountains and wells centuries old shop signs vestiges ofwars and ancient Egypt hotels of legend civic measurement devices traces ofrites and superstitions remarkable trees sundials and meridians equestrian Paris romantic ruins unusual tombs stairways and passageways religious relics mosaics public barometers and thermometers and hundreds more urban elements andanachronismsthis delightful guide deepens the readers knowledge and appreciationof Paris through the centuries In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape DominiqueLesbros writes a city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities Entrez The book also includes three themed walks along the citys ancient walls in thesteps of Quasimodo and through the French Revolution as well as an index ofstreet names

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