Laurie from the Paris blog on place and memory in Les Halles during...
...the early 1980s, when Les Halles became a hotspot for youth culture. The hideous mall converted from the farmers market Eric describes below was brand new at the time, and it (along with the drug trade at the Fontaine des Innocents) drew young hipsters.
A response to:
This all feels very Tom Coryat meets Walter Benjamin.