Friday, May 23, 2008

Neighborhoods, fancy and not so fancy

The stylistic coherence of Paris apartment buildings is such that you get a strong Parisian flavor wherever you go, as I said in the last post. But now that I've been wandering around a few more days, I realize that doesn't mean there aren't differences in flavor and in style from one part of the city to another. Here's a typical street scene in the neighborhood where we're staying, in the fifth arrondissement:


By comparison, these houses are in the rue de Miromesnil, in the 7th arrondissement - just as Parisian in flavor, but very fancy indeed.


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