Authors: Elaine Sciolino
Tags: #Non-Fiction, #Travel, #History, #Biography, #Adventure
IN MEMORY OF
ANTHONY “TONY THE
FOOD KING” SCIOLINO
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A Wallace fountain at the place Gustave-Toudouze near the rue des Martyrs. Since the nineteenth century, more than one hundred of these small, cast-iron sculptures have been installed as public drinking fountains, a project initiated by British philanthropist Sir Richard Wallace.
In the courtyard of No. 23 rue des Martyrs, a fountain topped by a medallion with the face of Théodore Géricault, a painter who is considered the first of the Romantics and best known for
The Raft of the Medusa
The Bibliothèque Thiers, a mansion built in 1873 on the place Saint-Georges. Named after the statesman Adolphe Thiers, who once lived there, it is now a library that houses works of nineteenth-century French history for use by scholars.
Cabaret Michou at No. 80 rue des Martyrs has been a transvestite cabaret for nearly sixty years. Michou, who is well into his eighties, is a showman, a successful self-made businessman, a philanthropist, and a beloved member of the community.
Interior of the crypt believed to be the site of the beheading of Saint Denis. It was also here, in 1534, that Saint Ignatius Loyola and six of his companions took their first vows before creating the Society of Jesus.
The curving wooden staircase at No. 18 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. The staircase and the skylight at the top are oval, not round as are others of the Charles X building era in the first half of the nineteenth century.