Pissarro-Paris

And really, the reason we think of death in celestial terms is that the visible
firmament, especially at night (above our blacked-out Paris with the gaunt
arches of its Boulevard Exelmans and the ceaseless Alpine gurgle of desolate
latrines), is the most adequate and ever-present symbol of that vast silent
explosion.

Ninon-de-Lenclos     Mata-Hari     Anais-Nin  

Top: Camille Pissarro's Boulevard Montmartre au printemps (1897)
Quotation: Vladimir Nabokov That in Aleppo Once... (1943)
Bottom: Ninon de Lenclos, Mata Hari, Anaïs Nin


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