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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 41

We’ll Always
Have Paris

The clichéd capital of comparison. Words by Allyssia Alleyne. Photograph by Armin Tehrani / Værnis Studio.

There is a Paris, it seems, in every region. You can find a “Paris of the East” in Shanghai, Bucharest, Kabul or Pondicherry, and a “Paris of the North” in Copenhagen, Warsaw and Riga. Across the Atlantic, Paris has been found in Havana (“Paris of the Caribbean”), Detroit (“Paris of the Midwest”), Kansas City (“Paris of the Plains”) and Montreal (“Paris of the New World”). In 1943, when trying to entice Franklin D. Roosevelt to accompany him to Marrakech following a Casablanca


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One

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