Corrugated City

Tuesday 26 August 2008

Paris I

I took a quick trip to Paris to visit my brother. As I've been to Paris countless times, I generally can't be bothered to do much touristy stuff. I just tend to do a bit of flaneur-ing.

Parc Buttes-Chaumont is just up the road from my brother's flat in the 19th and is a beautiful place for a walk. It was a rubbish dump 'til Napoleon III ordered it to be converted into a park in the 1860s. It's a huge place and the centre-piece is this cliff-top look out which affords pretty spectacular views over the city and particularly of the Sacre-Coeur in Montmatre.

After that I wandered along the canal to La Villete. And then I went to bed for the afternoon.

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