Paris Pastoral: A City Recultivated – NYRB

“Past the faceless concrete housing projects, the kebab joints, the corner stores, the bus stops, and the tramlines of the city of Saint-Denis in metropolitan Grand Paris, the sheep snatch at plants on weedy strips between the sidewalk and the street. Urban shepherdess Julie-Lou Dubreuilh, curly-haired and ruddy-cheeked, dressed in black jeans and a royal-blue down jacket, clicks the end of her long staff on the pavement, urging her flock along with low cries of “ehh.” The sheep quicken their pace, ivy yanked from chain-link fences disappearing into their mouths like strands of spaghetti.”

URL: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/16/paris-pastoral-a-city-recultivated/?fbclid=IwAR0mkN45rWjSOidKe05qrKoDJbdCctq61cgktPisOx9cFFrh83q3q4c1BUM

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