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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:50 PM   #41
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Kremlin!? A neighborhood?


And is that in a park? which one?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM   #42
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It's Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the 19th arrondissements.

It's a former quarry under Napoléon III.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:14 PM   #43
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Kremlin!? A neighborhood?
Kremlin-Bicêtre is a municipality in the innermost southern suburbs, along Nationale 7 (Avenue d'Italie in Paris).
As for the name, wikipedia says this :

In 1813 the Bicêtre Hospital acted as a major reception point for evacuated casualties of the Grand Armée from the French invasion of Russia. Veterans of the invasion of Russia used to gather in a tavern located near the hospital. This tavern was soon renamed Au sergent du Kremlin ("The Kremlin Sergeant") in reference to the Moscow Kremlin where the veterans had camped.
Gradually the name Kremlin was used for the whole neighborhood around the Bicêtre Hospital, and appeared for the first time officially in an ordnance map of 1832. Later the names Kremlin and Bicêtre were joined together and became the official name of the area.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:24 PM   #44
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I lived in Kremlin-Bicêtre briefly. I remember Porte d'Italie, Avenue d'Italie and Place d'Italie. Chinatown of the 13th district was somewhere nearby and you could see the community along Avenue d'Italie but I think Avenue d'Ivry just east was more at the heart of Chinatown, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:14 PM   #45
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Definately. Avenue d'Italy is more on the edge of Chinatown. The chinese community is also present in the surrounding "suburban" municipalities : Ivry, Villejuif...

I'll add the explanation for Bicêtre, as it's rather interesting too :

The name Bicêtre comes from the manor built there by John of Pontoise, Bishop of Winchester (England), in the end of the 13th century. The name of this Manor of Winchester was corrupted into Vinchestre, then Bichestre, and eventually Bicêtre. The Bicêtre Hospital was built several centuries later on the ruins of the manor.
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Kremlin-Bicêtre is a municipality in the innermost southern suburbs, along Nationale 7 (Avenue d'Italie in Paris).
As for the name, wikipedia says this :

In 1813 the Bicêtre Hospital acted as a major reception point for evacuated casualties of the Grand Armée from the French invasion of Russia. Veterans of the invasion of Russia used to gather in a tavern located near the hospital. This tavern was soon renamed Au sergent du Kremlin ("The Kremlin Sergeant") in reference to the Moscow Kremlin where the veterans had camped.
Gradually the name Kremlin was used for the whole neighborhood around the Bicêtre Hospital, and appeared for the first time officially in an ordnance map of 1832. Later the names Kremlin and Bicêtre were joined together and became the official name of the area.

Very interesting! Thank you.
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It's Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the 19th arrondissements.

It's a former quarry under Napoléon III.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:11 AM   #48
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View towards chinatown from the southern innermost "suburbs" :




Paris housing develoments lack tall trees compared to their American counterparts. They are just too dense or too recent. These pics are of a leafy district near Melun.





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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:39 AM   #49
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great collection of photos on page one.
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13th arrondissement























12th arrondissement
Striped street...



Where is the entry ?


Here, on the other side.


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Technically the "Grand Mosque" and the "Jardin des Plantes" are in the 5th arrondissement.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3887/p1010283q.jpg
Is it the orthodox church near Félix Éboué square (Daumesnil) ?
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Old April 12th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #52
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Why couldn't Paris-proper have a lot more of those brick or mixed-stone-and-brick buildings like on the last post, instead of the stone or plaster buildings that dominate? I know brick is common on the City's edge between the Peripherique Road and Les Marechaux boulevards but not so common as you penetrate more inside the city-proper.

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Inside the boulevards des maréchaux, brick buildings aren't uncommon in the outer arrondissements (well maybe not the 16th). It's only the most central arrondissements that almost totally lack them. I personnally find them more appealing than plaster buildings, and they age much better.

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Technically the "Grand Mosque" and the "Jardin des Plantes" are in the 5th arrondissement.
Yes, I forgot about it.

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Is it the orthodox church near Félix Éboué square (Daumesnil) ?
Yes, but it's a catholic church.
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