Place Dalida, Paris, France, 2012

The singer and comedian Dalida began her career in Egypt in 1954 when she was discovered by a French director. She moved to Paris to pursue a movie career and went on to record nineteen number 1 hit singles in four languages. Since her death in 1987, Dalida has become a cult figure to a new generation of fans. In 1988, the encyclopedia universalis commissioned a poll which revealed the personalities who had the greatest impact on French society: Dalida polled second, behind Général de Gaulle!. In 1997, this lovely public square was inaugurated as Place Dalida and a life size bronze bust by Alain Asian was created in her memory (pictured right). Thousands of admirers have also left their mark on voluptuous Dalida. However, beyond the fans, this extremely charming space is often overlooked by visitors since it is on the opposite side of the busy tourist spots on Montmartre hill, Basilica du Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre.
One more lovely square, just steps away down the Montmartre hill is neglected by tourists but used and loved by locals. These two last photos bellow are from that space.

Last photo right is not from this space. It is from the nearby Montmartre cemetery reminding us how much Dalida was admired.

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sociability
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ceremonial
uses & activities
8
religious
access & linkages
10
social
x
comfort
10
residential
image
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court yard or traffic circle
tourist value
10
with park
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street, shopping

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