After thirty years, Paris still holds me under its spell. Everything has been said about the city — its romance, the grandeur of its architecture, the breathtaking beauty of its sky at dusk, the poetry of the bridges — and yet it continues to take away my breath.
Paris reveals itself slowly though, and you need to “earn” the city. When you walk and allow yourself to get lost, you suddenly discover enchanting streets. The ninth arrondissement, referred to as “La nouvelle Athenes” (New Athens), is one such discovery, the entire quartier having earned its name in the 1820s when it became the center of Romanticism. The streets are filled with wonderful examples of neoclassical architecture.
Another recent discovery I came upon is the geological museum at the Ecole des Mines, where you can wander through gallery upon gallery of extraordinary rocks and crystals, still in their nineteenth-century cabinets.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA
WRITTEN BY CAROLINA IRVING
This story appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MILIEU.
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