Monday, May 07, 2007

in the carpark

today i'm meeting someone on rue dauphine, which is conveniently near my favourite parking lot. not that i have a car...but i like this carpark because on the second level below ground, there's a long surviving section of the medieval wall of Paris, built by Philip Augustus in 1190. (photo to follow) Eric Hazan argues in L'Invention de Paris that the city is still walled...but today the wall is the "peripherique" highway that circles Paris. so maybe it's appropriate to find one of the oldest city walls far underground in a downtown carpark.

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