Paris strong, Paris beautiful

This photo and those below mostly emphasize the quotidian beauty of the Parisian street.

This photo and those below mostly emphasize the beauty of the Parisian street.

Very little suggests itself to me in reply to last night’s evil events in Paris except to assert, a year after the Charlie Hebdo attack, that America still has France’s back. America is next. It becomes deadly clear that the United States must step up its leadership in the defense of civilization. That said, hearts on this side of the Atlantic go out to our first allies on that side of the Atlantic, and we offer prayers for the victims and their families. In the meanwhile, about all I can do is to remember what Paris and France have meant to the beauty of the world, which is worth fighting for.

These photographs were taken on a trip to Paris I made in 2002.























About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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2 Responses to Paris strong, Paris beautiful

  1. Beautiful shots of Paris! Thank you!


  2. Congratulations: beautiful images! 🙂


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