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Paris Through a Seasoned Eye

by Richard West

Amidst the world’s most beautiful city (or is it Venice?), minutiae spotted during two days wandering Paris’s back streets, quais, bridges, passages, parks, squares, an arcade or two in perfect back end of the year weather—sunny, 60f, calm—during a recent New Year’s Eve visit.


Parisian self-tesing for Covid. Photo Richard West.


Is that wine bad? Photo Richard West


Resistance remembrance. Photo Richard West


The poet. Photo Richard West.


Graffit by paleotliths living in the catacombs. Photo Richard West.


Polidor. Photo Richard West.


The most soulful eyes in Paris. Photo Richard West.


Practice Parisian rock climbing! Photo Richard West.


Discounted for the visiting American female. Photo Richard West.


Richard West spent nine years as a writer and senior editor at Texas Monthly before moving to New York to write for New York and Newsweek. Since then, he’s had a distinguished career as a freelance writer. West was awarded the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 1980 and is a member of Texas Arts & Letters. He lives in Amsterdam.


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  1. Ed Wetschler
    January 30, 2022 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    Richard, I enjoyed this idiosyncratic look at the details in this city full of giant (in every way) landmarks.

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