Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhoods’

The view from the 15th Arrondissement

My ’Hood: The 15th Arrondissement

I live somewhat off the tourist path in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris. We are geographically the largest arrondissement in the city, with a population…

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Africa in Paris: The ‘Drop of Gold’

A recent swing through the Goutte d’Or (literally, Drop of Gold) quarter of the 18th Arrondissement of Paris yielded several surprises for me. The quarter is undergoing quite a face-lift, with many old buildings marked for demolition to make way for social and student housing. Several newer buildings are already occupied by residents and businesses. I saw two communal vegetable gardens in spaces where old buildings once stood.

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