Passage des Panoramas


I thought I might have exhausted this line of pursuit until I decided to search for the Passage des Panoramas, one of the first of the Parisian arcades which so entranced Walter Benjamin. This particular arcade dates from 1799 and was named after the painted panoramas which used to be one of the attractions on an upper floor. The appropriately panoramic view comes from a page of 360º panoramas of some of the more attractive passages couverts of Paris and, as with previous examples here, these are best viewed using the full screen option. On my last trip to Paris I intended to visit some of the arcades but apart from one small place on the Champs-Élysées the ones I tracked down were all closed. Consequently, these photos are the next best thing to being there.

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Passages 2

5 thoughts on “Passage des Panoramas”

  1. I was confused by that as well but it seems that some of the smaller arcades are only open certain days of the week. I can’t imagine this is the case with the Passage des Panoramas since it’s a lot bigger and does indeed contain restaurants.

  2. Thanks, I hadn’t seen that before. I have visited Bath, however, and on that occasion it wasn’t closed!

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