Saturday, 16 August 2008

Great architecture in the area

The rue Saint Martin is a very long street that runs right up from the Seine, past the edge of our road and up to the Grands Boulevards where it then becomes rue du Faubourg Saint Martin and continues for ages right up past the Gare de l'Est to the Bassin de la Villette. Together the two streets measure about 3.5km, and walking all the way takes you through some great areas. But I digress.
On the rue Saint Martin, two seconds from the apartment, is a lovely school that looks like it was built in the thirties. With lots of brick and angular stained glass windows, this art deco almost symmetrical building may no longer be a municipal library (as some of the windows say) but it's a pleasure to pass by it. Check it out if your going northwards!

The rue Saint Martin & Faubourg Saint Martin

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