An introduction to Beijing's hutongs, the narrow alleys that capture the essence of this old city.
The easy-to-miss passages on the Right Bank offer a hidden glimpse of 19th century Paris in the middle of "tourist" Paris. Our top 5 picks.
In the dense fabric of Paris and the architectural typology of courtyards concealed by doors, you can peer into whole other worlds. Near Bastille, we uncovered a hidden factory with a revolutionary past and digital future.
An open air passage that shares a history with both Louis Napoleon and Chopin.
The passage des Panoramas was long favorite of Parisians and today contains an eclectic mix of shops.
The eclectic Passage Jouffroy has a wax museum, photo gallery, bookstore and asian gift shop.
The Pompidou Centre area can get overwhelming but you may be surprised that just around the corner, the atmosphere reverts back to quaint Paris and there are delights to keep one entertained for hours.
A story of demolition and reconstruction, thrice-over.
The Passage de Beaujolais may be small, but it is certainly not short on history.
One of the longest covered streets in Paris, with cheap eats and the scent of spice in the air.