Friday, August 17, 2012


Paris: Champs-Elysees 1948

Swann's Way:  "The chairs, deserted by the imposing but uninspiring company of governesses, stood empty...across the frontier guarded at regular intervals by little bastions of barley-sugar women...motionless, on the lawn nurtured by the invisible sun which here and there, kindled to a flame the point of a blade of grass."

Proust's France
The great French novelist - and the geography of his world
Vogue January 1948
Photography: Erwin Blumenfeld


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