Tag Archives: Moulin Rouge

Irresistible Blanche

Place Blanche bursts into technicolor life as dusk deepens into evening. As I have mentioned in past posts, Place Blanche is decrepit during the day.  (Perhaps it was always so, even in the late 19th century.)  Iconic Moulin Rouge in … Continue reading

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Sideshow Alley

Boulevard de Clichy in Pigalle is a busy strip of peep shows, sex shops, clubs and bars.  In search of bright lights as well as photos of Moulin Rouge, I went there one evening last October. I have always had … Continue reading

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Show Time

Moulin Rouge is ugly during the day; grim and seedy looking.  When dusk descends and the lights come on, an awkward seductiveness unfolds –  like that of a fairground or circus – repelling and attracting simultaneously.  “Show Time” is the … Continue reading

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