Cobblestones cover the ground in Paris everywhere you look- streets, sidewalks, courtyards outside residences and public buildings. It seems as though they’ve been there forever; though they are worn, they never wear out. Curving, swirling or straight as a pin, one stone after another leads the way through this beautiful city.
Think how long it took to make a street like that! Now they just slop on the asphalt and roll over it with a steamroller and they're done. And the asphalt breaks down and cracks and we get pot holes, and the cobblestones live on.ReplyDelete
I know! That was always my argument for saving the brick streets in the Victorian part of town. I don't get why we do the asphalt thing. It is clearly less cost effective, and far less attractive.Delete