Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked


    Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked Lavishly illustrated withcolor photographs, this fact packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointing out unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whose functions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previously unnoticed city Organized by subject fountains and wells centuries old shop signs vestiges of wars and ancient Egypt hotels of legend civic measurement devices traces of rites and superstitions remarkable trees sundials and meridians equestrian Paris romantic ruins unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways religious relics mosaics public barometers and thermometers and hundreds urban elements and anachronisms this delightful guide deepens the reader s knowledge and appreciation of Paris through the centuries In the introduction to her unusual encyclopedia of the Parisian streetscape, Dominique Lesbros writes, a city is nothing if not a vast cabinet of curiosities Entrez The book also includes three themed walks along the city s ancient walls, in the steps of Quasimodo, and through the French Revolution , as well as an index of street names."/>
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight
  • Dominique Lesbros
  • 05 November 2018
  • 1681371103

10 thoughts on “Curiosities of Paris: An idiosyncratic guide to overlooked delights... hidden in plain sight

  1. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    I bought a copy of this book for my sister, who frequently goes to Paris, and for me, who has only been one time but dreams of returning, at BookExpo this year.It will be perfect for my sister It was a little much for me.My sister knows everything about Paris that appears in the guidebooks She will love this fresh and detailed look at the interesting small pleasures of Paris.I know ten places in Paris, and none of those do I know well This book seemed overwhelming to me.In tenyears, aft I bought a copy of this book for my sister, who frequently goes to Paris, and for me, who has only been one time but dreams of returning, at BookExpo this year.It will be perfect for my sister It was a little much for me.My sister knows everything about Paris that appears in the guidebooks She will love this fresh and detailed look at the interesting small pleasures of Paris.I know ten places in Paris, and none of those do I know well This book seemed overwhelming to me.In tenyears, after I have been to Paris severaltimesit will be perfect for me, too


  2. Lulu Lulu says:

    An unconventional guide to Paris, focusing on such things as the old street lamps with pictures of the last existing ones, French Revolution era street signs, etc Lots of photos, the writing is a bit disjointed, but interesting to flip through.


  3. Erin Erin says:

    Really fun and interesting Masked me want to buy a plane ticket and just wander the streets of Paris, looking for cool stuff


  4. Kursad Albayraktaroglu Kursad Albayraktaroglu says:

    This is a beautifully illustrated, well written book about the little known, small details of Parisian life and architecture If you have ever walked around in Paris and wondered why there are small stone posts on the sides of apartment doors, why the drinking water fountains are the way they are, and why some street lamps just look odd you definitely need this book I read this book before a recent trip to the City of Light, and knowing the fascinating historical background and explanation b This is a beautifully illustrated, well written book about the little known, small details of Parisian life and architecture If you have ever walked around in Paris and wondered why there are small stone posts on the sides of apartment doors, why the drinking water fountains are the way they are, and why some street lamps just look odd you definitely need this book I read this book before a recent trip to the City of Light, and knowing the fascinating historical background and explanation behind these small details made my strolls muchmemorable A must read for Paris lovers and flaneurs everywhere


  5. Ruthmarie Ruthmarie says:

    I couldn t put this book down, and it just arrived in this morning s mail I will return to it again and again, I know I m a minimalist traveler, but next trip to Paris, I ll make room for this paperback no matter what Absolutely entrancing The work is divided by topics remnants of various political events, remnants from various trades, mistakes made on stone engravings as well as removal of information on stone engravings during the Revolution, hidden art, M tro art, traces of old city wall I couldn t put this book down, and it just arrived in this morning s mail I will return to it again and again, I know I m a minimalist traveler, but next trip to Paris, I ll make room for this paperback no matter what Absolutely entrancing The work is divided by topics remnants of various political events, remnants from various trades, mistakes made on stone engravings as well as removal of information on stone engravings during the Revolution, hidden art, M tro art, traces of old city walls, etc etc , but at the end of the book is a very much appreciated listing of curiosities by arrondissement and street that allows travelers to find out what they missed during recent stays so that they can make up for it next time, and for future travelers to add certain sights to their itineraries Thank you, thank you, Dominique Lesbros, for resurrecting the lost art of the gazette


  6. Mslogar Mslogar says:

    very informative can t wait to look for many of these curiosities on my next trip to Paris


  7. Scott Scott says:

    Tons of cool things to see even for those who have been to Paris a few times.


  8. Céline Céline says:

    PARIS MON AMOUR Une ode Paris et ses d tails.Un magnifique ouvrage sur la plus belle ville du monde.Pour conna tre Paris d avantage, jusqu ces moindres recoin.


  9. Jenna Amundson Jenna Amundson says:

    What a fascinating book A wonderful departure from normal guidebooks, I will have to take this with me when I go to Paris.


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