20 November 2016

The Angel, 3e arrondissement

57 rue de Turbigo. This is said on a few web sites to be a homage to Augustin Fresnel, the founder of modern optics, although what relation an angel has to Fresnel is a mystery. This huge structure, spanning three floors, has been called various nicknames, among them 'l'ange du bizarre' and 'la femme au sac', and she is discussed in Agnès Varda's short film 'Les dites Cariatides'.

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