Paris, Utopia, Fun, Zeno, Broke

Old Paris Is No More

Jess McHugh | Lapham’s Quarterly | 29th July 2019

We can love Paris as it is, only because we do not know Paris as it was. Baron Haussmann’s mid-19C razing and rebuilding of the city was widely considered at the time to be one of history’s great acts of vandalism. “He tore down nineteen thousand buildings, including thousands of homes…

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