Category Archives: Sketches

The Discovery of Paris

“Bah! La rue du Mont-Blanc était devenue la rue de la Chaussée d’Antin.  Je n’y vis plus mon hôtel, il avait été vendu, démoli.”* Honoré de Balzac – Le Colonel Chabert *[Bah! Rue du Mont-Blanc was now the Rue de la Chausee d’Antin; I could … Continue reading

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Ghost Streets of London

“Old London is vanishing fast… Every day as we go to business, we see some fresh eruption of modernity… Ghosts walk the London streets, if you know where to look for them.” – Howard Marshall, 1937. Housmans is an independent … Continue reading

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