notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

The Exact Centre of Paris


my exact centre is not the Point Zéro described at the end of the last stay, but this curve of rounded paving slab at an apex in Place Théodore Herzl at Arts et Metiers, where Rue de Bretagne has become Rue Réamur, and then meets Rue de Turbigo, and continues on. You can look back do Rue de Turbigo to République, and back down our street, to where Rue de Bretagne starts again. But it is La Grande Oblique of Rue de Turbigo that I am always caught by, as it runs all the way down to St Eustache at the bottom. For me my slab  has a more fitting mundanity than the official Point Zéro.It is my Point Zéro.SC



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