Thanks for the replies guys. I always appreciate them.
Originally Posted by mousquet
Never mind. There are more pictures of the 19th arrondissement than usual, along the avenue de Flandre which is an inner suburb like district outside the historic core indeed, even though it's part of central Paris. Right from the 1st picture, we're around the Riquet/Crimée neighborhood, I think. He may have stayed in that area.
Indeed you are correct. The first 21 pictures were taken in the Crimée/Riquet area. It seems I found myself more fascinated with this area than the historic core. The hotel I stayed at was on Rue de Crimée just northeast of the Crimée metro station. I'd love to stay in the 19th arrondissement again.
While I was technically in the city core, the elements that made up the neighborhood were the same elements I and many others identify with the Paris suburbs. In contrast to Crimée; Les Halles, St. Michel-Notre Dame, Charles de Gaulle Etoile among other places deep in the core felt like a different city. But now I know better and will be sure to venture further out next time I'm in Paris
btw some of the other places seen on this thread include Javel, Pigalle, Stalingrad, and Gare du Nord.