Thursday, 26 August 2010

Paris and ~ 'Best Little Whorehouse In Paris'

iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Best Little Whorehouse In Paris ~

'What the... where does he find the bizarre headings to all his posts?' you might be asking yourself. But in this case it couldn't be closer to the truth!

This odd little place, sandwiched between two 'proper' Parisian buildings, was indeed a brothel, servicing local businessmen, lawyers and of course members of the clergy from the nearby Saint Eustache church, which had been purposely built just across the street so they wouldn't have too far to go between christenings.

Going even further than some 'maisons closes' (closed houses) of the time, which signalled their presence by a larger than usual street number plaque, 36 rue Saint-Sulpice glories in some cheerfully colourful ceramics to attract attention. Charming.

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I' photo blog)


Marilyn said...

How do you know?

Sab said...

It's my calling to know.. ;-)

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