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Death On Every Corner

In 2. Getting oriented, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Paris by Andie2 Comments

Paris loves a good death. It stands in every metro station, swings from every street sign, and trips off the tongues of tourists attempting to say “gateau Saint Honoré.” When Kevin Lynch said “every rock tells a different story,” death stuck fast in the mortar. When Suzanne Langer said that architecture is a manifestation of the “total environment made visible,” …

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TGFGM (Thank God For Google Maps)

In 2. Getting oriented, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Paris by Zoe1 Comment

Twelve blocks down, one over. 15th Street and Union Square West to West 4th Street and Washington Square East. Home to class and back again – with maybe a slice of pizza thrown in in either direction. Easy as that. Paris, though, is different. No more grid system with sensical numbers and East/West. Instead, Rue Brillat-Savarin to Boulevard Saint-Germain takes… …