Paris, paris : Journey Into the City of Light.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9781482928471 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 9781482928471 (sound recording : OverDrive MP3 Audio Book)
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013.
Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Élysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens, and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine.Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places, and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the...
|System Details Note:||
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 142611 KB) or OverDrive Media Console (file size: 2097151 KB).
Search for related items by subject