|This is the Passage Bourg l'Abbé, in Paris's|
2nd arrondissement. These covered streets are a
godsend on a rainy or freezing cold day (as this one was).
Some passages have fallen on hard times; some have
been renovated and feature mostly high-end boutiques.
This one has excellent "bones" and lovely
old woodwork—I think it's ripe for gentrification.
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