Monday, 28 February 2011

Paris Past and Present: Boulevard Raspail

It was a long walk up boulevard Raspail from Montparnasse in search of this rather anonymous street corner. With few landmarks to go by, it was located more by good fortune than skill. The balconies and cornices confirm where we are – the intersection with rue de Grenelle. The shop premises of D Coute have been replaced by a Renault boutique car showroom and over the years the street level building has been homogenised by the elimination of architectural details. Several trees appear to have survived since the card was posted in 1926.

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