Â There are parts of Montmartre, unsuprisingly, that I’m not that familiar with. I know the part up by Sacre Coeur backwards and forwards but the part down below in the seedier area isn’t one I walk in very often. Last week, while it was still sunny and beautiful, I went on a walk with a group of ex-pats walking all the way from the Anvers metro stop to Clingacourt, a walk of an hour and a half and saw interesting architecture. I am finding, more and more, that architecture really grabs me and am starting to realize that much of it is a form of art. I knew this before but I am always delighted by the different forms buildings can take and there are so many to see in France as they span centuries.
Right down the street from Anvers is this interesting looking place.
Â ThisÂ gallant looking man is over the door.
Â Lovely decoration over a door on another building
Â A theatre in the art deco style-must have been here since the 20’s
And there is, of course, the Moulin Rouge. There used to be many windmills all over this area and there are still two higher up the hill. Someone, in times past, got the idea of providing food, drink and entertainment by their windmill which eventually led to the Moulin Rouge. World famous now. I’ve never gone.