Journey through time


We leave the countryside but we stay in a rural atmosphere. Where are we going then ? In Paris, yes yes it’s possible ! Today I’m going to show you a unique place : le passage Lhomme (which was named after the owner). It connects rue de Charonne and avenue Ledru-Rolin. This luscious green and timeless place is far away from the bustle of the city and hidden from the public. To reach it you have to “daringly” push open a private door in rue de Charonne and hope nobody sees you!

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This picturesque passage was once surrounded by carpentry workshops which have been replaced by those of architects. It seems that here time has stopped : an old toy shop, period front windows and store names.

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Apart from the bicycles and the scooters, the illusion is perfect.

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It makes me think of a poem : “Suspend your trek O Time ! Suspend your flight O favoring hours, and stay. Let us pause, savoring the quick delight that fills the dearest day.” (Alphonse de Lamartime – The Lake)

I don’t know about you but this charm is appeasing me.


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