a self-guided tour

by Paul C. Adams, Ph.D.

click on the map to see my favorite parts of Paris

"I think of an afternoon in Paris to which I owe insights into my life that came in a flash, with the force of an illumination ...I told myself it had to be in Paris, where the walls and quays, the places to pause, the collections and the rubbish, the railings and squares, the arcades and kiosks teach a language so singular."

(Walter Benjamin, One Way Street and Other Writings, p. 318; quoted in Mike Savage, "Walter Benjamin's Urban Thought," in Thinking Space, ed. Crang and Thrift, 33-53. New York: Routledge.)

Here are a few more impressions from this great city


© September 2004, Paul Adams