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Centre Georges Pompidou

By Martin
March 27, 2012
Pompidou Center Paris museum exhibition

Paris and its builders have always liked to experiment with the new, modern and controversial - from Baron Haussmann to Eiffel and Le Corbusier - and the trend continued to more recent days. Time has proved the critics of the time wrong and many of the ambitious projects became iconic symbols of this colourful and [...]


Rue de la Gaîté

By Martin
February 22, 2012
rue-de-la-Gaite-05

Meaning “street of gaiety,” Rue de la Gaîté was at the end of the country road leading from Clamart to the gate of Montparnasse. The street stood outside the old wall, which still remains nearby at Place Denfert-Rochereau. Taverns were standing outside the wall to avoid paying taxes, particularly on the wine. In 1860 Emile [...]


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