March 11, 2012

Impressions of the 19ème arrondissement

The 19th arrondissement is one of the least sought after addresses in Paris. It is in desperate need of a makeover. Situated in a northeast corner of Paris, this district has until recently been considered of little interest to tourists. Yet the area, which is undergoing a dramatic urban renewal, has a lot to offer. It notably features a sweeping romantic-style park, lively cinemas and a science and industry museum.

Here are a few architectural impressions of my own.

Pretty funky

Remind me which city I'm in

Wondering what it is

Another eye catcher

A trompe l'oeil from top to bottom

An amazing reflection


Metro Riquet


  1. Great pictures, thanks :-)

    The "wondering what it is" object is a jew orthodoxe sign, a " hanoukkia "

    And for the special "Y" shape, we know it belongs to the Loubavitch orthodoxe mouvement. It could be the "Mikvah Loubavitch - Flandre",
    25 rue Riquet Paris75019

    The Mikvah is a place to take a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism

    I'm not Jewish, just like to know things :-)

    Lucia, expat mum with a kid in Paris

  2. I am just loving your new blog! I am going to know so much more about Paris by the time I make it there!

    Lovely job, babe! Just love it.

  3. Dear Lucia,
    Thank you so much for all the explanation. You are spot one with the address. I am so thrilled you are reading my blog and share my curiousity about life.
    Dear Elisa,
    You will definately need to call me when you come to Paris, so we can finally meet!!! Next on my programme are the Paris vintage shops. I'll keep you posted. ;)


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