Monday, July 16, 2012

Philippe's Sixth Post

"The Passage des Panoramas is a roofed commercial passageway located between the Montmartre boulevard to the North and Saint-Marc street to the south. The passage was built in 1799 and its name comes from an attraction installed above the original entry: two rotundas where panoramic views representing the landscapes of large cities were projected. The part of the passage close to the Montmartre boulevard is richly decorated, while the distant part is more modest. The passage, as it was in 1867, is described in chapter VII of Émile Zola's novel Nana."

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