Old-fashioned Corners of Paris

Old-fashioned Corners of Paris

Book - 2014
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"Christophe Destournelles has discovered dozens of vintage "moments"- confiseries , barbershops, glove shops; a bougnat (a cafe that traditionally also sold coal) a bouillion (a restaurant that originally served soup); hookah lounges, movie theatres, harness races, dive bars, and underground jazz clubs. He's found vintage photo booths, carousels, public scales, the last remaining pissoir . He's uncovered tiny establishments that quietly carry on with obscure trades- phonograph, radio, and clock repair; hand pressing; shoe polishing. Small details that would be easy to overlook are celebrated in all their everyday glory- the illuminated subway map, the cafe where the napkins of regulars are kept in a nook, the once-ubiquitous little stand of hardboiled eggs that once could be found on every zinc bar. Each of these spots, however humble, is worth a visit; even the routier , a restaurant that originally served truck drivers, is a visual feast, with its yellow formica counter, red and white checked napkins, and handwritten menu, antique cafe chairs, and vintage signage. Lovers of Paris will be thrilled to know what streets are particularly beautiful whe
Publisher: New York : Little Bookworm, 2014
ISBN: 9781936941100
Branch Call Number: Travel 914.4361 DES
Additional Contributors: Lef├ębure, Lef├ębure


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