Nick Eady.

Nick Eady.

Posted on 06/11/2017

Photo taken on May 28, 2017

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Moulin Rouge
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Not really a place to stop with your 15 year old daughter! The Belle Époque was a period of peace and optimism marked by industrial progress, and a particularly rich cultural exuberance was about at the opening of the Moulin Rouge. The Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1900 are symbols of this period. The Eiffel Tower was also constructed in 1889, epitomising the spirit of progress along with the culturally transgressive cabaret. Japonism, an artistic movement inspired by the Orient, with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as its most brilliant disciple, was also at its height. Montmartre, which, at the heart of an increasingly vast and impersonal Paris, managed to retain a bucolic village atmosphere; festivities and artists mixed, with pleasure and beauty as their values. On 6 October 1889, the Moulin Rouge opened in the Jardin de Paris, at the foot of the Montmartre hill. Its creator Joseph Oller and his Manager Charles Zidler were formidable businessmen who understood the public's tastes. The aim was to allow the very rich to come and 'slum it' in a fashionable district, Montmartre. The extravagant setting – the garden was adorned with a gigantic elephant – allowed people from all walks of life to mix. Workers, residents of the Place Blanche, artists, the middle classes, businessmen, elegant women and foreigners passing through Paris rubbed shoulders. Nicknamed "The First Palace of Women" by Oller and Zidler, the cabaret quickly became a great success.

Sylvain Wiart, Christina Sonnenschein, Berny, Smiley Derleth and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

Pam J
Pam J
I disagree. She is 15.. and probably knows a whole lot more than you think !

Nothing bad happened there..
6 months ago.
Nick Eady. has replied to Pam J
Don't wholly agree Pam, shop after shop front with Eiffel Towers that take batteries, and gentlemen and women trying to pull you into seedy bars and sex shops, I got us on the next bus asap!
6 months ago.