Paris has been closed down for over a month now. I’m confined to a radius of 1km in peaceful Montmartre and it’s strangely peaceful and beautiful… but was wondering what the rest of the city looks like.
Here are a bunch of photos from some friends of The Earful Tower, who are all dotted around the town. I spoke to them all for today’s podcast episode, which you can listen to below.
Reminder: We can all go in a one kilometer radius, not further. Here’s the area we cover and the spot we talk about.
The episode starts with a brief overview of Montmartre from me.
Here are some of my own photos from Montmartre and Pigalle to start us off.
Then, from 3.55 you’ll hear Veronique from French Girl in Seattle, talking about Vincennes and the “petite couronne” in the suburbs. (That’s the furthest east on the map above). Her pics:
From 17.58, you’ll hear YouTube megastar Jay Swanson (find him on YouTube, talking about Trocadero and the Arc de Triomphe.
From 24.10 it’s Adrian Leeds from House Hunters International (visit her site here), talking about the Marais. Here are her pics.
From 35.05 it’s author John Baxter (find his site here), sharing stories from the lockdown Left Bank and the Jardin du Luxembourg. His pics (including the tennis match he mentioned by Odeon).
Lastly, from 43.50 is Boris Petrovic from Paris in Person, talking about the 7th, the Eiffel Tower, and the Seine River. His pics:
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Here’s the episode again so you can hear everyone telling their stories. This time via Spotify. Subscribe!
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