Photographer's Note

Paris, Pigalle, Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur, Boulevard de Clichy and Place Blanche! And the cherry on top: Le Moulin Rouge - The Red Mill. Oh là là! It doesn't get more French than that!

The Moulin Rouge opened on 6 October 1889 in Jardin de Paris at the foot of the Montmartre hill. It's considered as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe.

Today, the Moulin Rouge is mostly a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's décor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France.

We didn't go to any show, but we stayed just around the corner. As we passed Place Blanche regularly during our visit, sometimes the setting was quite inviting.

On 6 October 2014 Moulin Rouge celebrated its 125th anniversary.

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 849] (2454)
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