As crazy as this sounds, the Bibliothèque Nationale, or National Library, is worth a visit while in Paris. Maybe not on your first visit while you are trying to get through the basics, but certainly your second or third time over you should try and get there. Don’t think just “library” as there are temporary and permanent exhibits that are certainly museum worthy. I found these images from their archives which are postcards credited to the artist Villemard that were done circa 1910 depicting what life in Paris would be like in the year 2000. They are too much fun and I WISH some of these things were a part of our world!
Feeding the youth knowledge! Let’s hope this is an all boys school.
Hearing the newspaper.
Big Brother watching over us.
“Scout cyclists”. Reminds me of security guards on Segways at the malls.
Fighting traffic on the avenue l’Opera.
I leave you with my personal favorite: “One for the road”. I would LOVE a fly through wine bar. I would be a nightmare flying and drinking. Leave it to the French to come up with this!
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