WALKING THE CITY
By Contributing Editor Charles Poisay, Architect
PARIS IS A city that is best discovered on foot, strolling along streets and boulevards, into courtyards and alleyways, through parks and gardens. There is not ONE but many Parises, each different, marvelous and astonishing.
Along the North-South meridian line that crosses Paris the artist Jan Dibbets has created a pedestrian trail punctuated by bronze medallions encrusted in the pavement in homage to Arago. Metric, precisely drawn and methodical, this route serves as a guide to the disoriented visitor.
For my part I prefer the small streets, alleyways and meandering lanes which escape from such regularity; shortcuts and sidepaths…