I could easily see myself…

… as a Parisien – strolling the Left Bank – a baguette under my arm – finishing my novel – at a table at the Cafe Flore. A Moveable Feast – Hemingway called it. – Midnight in Paris Quotes

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Pont Louis Philippe
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Rue Aubriot
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Pont Louis Philippe
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Passage Lhomme
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Musée du Louvre
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Le Pure Café
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Rue de Lappe
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Rue du Général Camou

The Lure of Montmartre

Replacing the Latin Quarter as the locus of the city’s intellectual and artistic community, Montmartre boasted a thriving bohemian culture that was driven by its critique of decadent society. Its raucous café-concerts and cabarets featured satires and crude, often subversive, performances that mocked the Third Republic’s bourgeois morality and increasingly corrupt politics. Cabarets and café-concerts were favorite spots for avant-garde artists such as Degas, who sought to capture their celebrated performers, hazy atmospheres, and artificial stage lighting in his paintings, pastels, and prints. – Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

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Place du Tertre
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Place du Tertre
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Place Dalida
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Lamarck / Caulaincourt
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Rue Berthe
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Rue des Saules
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Place Dalida
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Rue du Cardinal Dubois
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Rue de l’Abreuvoir

Nostalgia is denial…

… denial of the painful present… the name for this denial is golden age thinking – the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one one’s living in – it’s a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present. – Midnight in Paris Quotes

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Rue Foyatier

La Bohême du Tertre

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La Boheme du Tertre
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Rue Lamarck
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Place du Tertre
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Lamarck – Caulaincourt
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Pont des Arts
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Jardin du Palais Royal
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Jardin du Palais Royal