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Monday, March 2, 2015

Everything About Paris, Mosquee de Paris

Everything About Paris
paris smarts

Off the beaten path
Question
True or False
 
If you're looking for a steam room in Paris, try on the mosques.
 
Answer
 
True 
 
The beautiful Mosquee de Paris, in the 5th arrondissenment, dates from the 1920s and was built in Hipsano-Moorish style. It features a very popular tearoom and a hamman, a traditional North African steam room. Visitors to the hammam relax in various states of undress, so daily access alternates between men-only and women-only.
 
I don't usually do steam rooms, only because they tend to cause my already dry eyes to dry even more. But, more than that I am curious about , Hipsano-Moorish style and a hamman.
Here is a site for the Mosquee de paris. Even if you did not want a steam, just walking around this Masquee is inspiring with the tile work and architecture.
 
1.)     Moorish Revival or Neo-Moorish is one of the exotic revival architectural styles that were adopted by architects of Europe and the Americas in the wake of the Romanticist fascination with all things oriental. It reached the height of its popularity after the mid-19th century, part of a widening vocabulary of articulated decorative ornament drawn from historical sources beyond familiar classical and Gothic modes.
 
2.)   Here is a site for the Mosquee de paris. Even if you did not want a steam, just walking around this Masque is inspiring with the tile work and architecture.These are gorgeous images of the Morrish style.
 
 
 
How to Hamman.
This is a great blog that will tell you all about a hamman, a traditional North African steam room.
..quote from her blog ....."This is not an activity for the extremely shy or insecure, because you’ll spend most of your time completely nude, with the exception of a small paper thong that covers most but not all the critical parts. "...
 
Sounds wonderful to me, you know this is going on my bucket list.
Be Inspired,
~jean