The Paris IssueNovember 2020
From Diary of H.M. the Shah of Persia (Nasseredin Shah Qajar)

How Paris Bedazzled a Persian King

“We rose early in the morning, went down into a boat, and pushed off for the shore,” wrote Naser al-Din Shah, recalling his arrival in Paris on July 6, 1873.

Diaries of Haj Sayyah

Paris: A City That “Looked Like Jewelry”

From the Diaries of Haj Sayyah: “There was music and singing in coffee shops and theatres…. The trees were festooned with green lights…. Young people and children danced…. They enjoyed complete freedom.”