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The neighborhood where I'm staying is called, ironically enough, Etats-Unis. It's one of the oldest planned communities, so I feel like I'm in the French, high-rise urban version of Irvine, California or Reston, Virginia. The area remains remarkably faithful to the vision of Tony Garnier, the architect/urban planner. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to visit the Urban Museum even though it's just around the corner from the Y. But I have strolled around and looked at the neighborhood murals.

This one shows the overall community plan.

Article from Architectural Review: Quartier des Etats-Unis - housing estate development

On my way home tomorrow.
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On March 16th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Wow. That's one of the most impressive murals I've ever seen.
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On March 16th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
There's like 50+ in the city, and a special guided tour just to see them, which I was sorry to miss.
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