ivry-sur seine

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In Ivy-sur-Seine, an Industrial Suburb of Paris, a Hidden “Backlot” of High Culture

Untapped visited the hidden “backlot” facility of the Musées de Paris, located far from the tangle of tourists. In Ivry-sur-Seine, an industrial suburb southeast of Paris, a nineteenth-century industrial building now serves as storage and workshop for the fifteen museums operated by the Ville de Paris.
Paris floods 1910 near Opera
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The Flood of 1910 in Paris (La Crue de La Seine de 1910)

Ten minutes outside the Peripherique lies the oft-forgotten industrial underbelly of Paris: the Seine-Amont. The architecture of the region is a juxtaposition of 19th century industrial infrastructure with 20th century modernity, with a sharp contrast between traditional residential homes and public housing projects.
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