EATING LOTS OF CARROTS TO IMPROVE YOUR NIGHT VISION WON’T WORK. IT’S A MYTH CREATED BY THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENSE DURING WW II.
Pigalle is a quarter in Paris around “Place Pigalle”, bordering the 9th and 18th arrondissements. It is named after the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714–1785) and has always been a major tourist magnet. The district hauses sex shops, theaters and adult shows on Place Pigalle and the main boulevards such as the “Boulevard de Clichy”. The neighbourhoods’ seedy reputation led to its World War II nickname “Pig Alley”.
Cabarets such as the “Divan du Monde” and the “Moulin Rouge”are located here and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists such as Pablo Picasso,Vincent van Gogh, and Maurice Neumont made Pigalle their neighbourhood of choice at one point in their lives. No wonder, even if you are not into the actual services which red-light and gambling districts have to offer, inspiration and ideas just keep pouring out. [Part II]