"Everywhere [photographer Jack Dzamba] looked, he saw intimations of Paris: the Cabot Building is reminiscent of Place des Voges, Genzyme headquarters at night recalls Notre Dame, and myriad hotels, restaurants, and shops,... exude an unmistakeable French flair. This book, with its moody black-and-white photographs of buildings and scenes, makes Dzamba's case for the link between the two great cities." - The Boston Globe April 4, 2009.
"PARIS IN BOSTON This book was inspired by the Boston Public Library. Every time I looked at The Boston Public Library, I thought, This could be in Paris. Then, as I looked a number of other scenes around Boston, this same thought kept coming back to me and I began looking at Boston in a wholly new light. "- Jack Dziamba
"Boston is a puritan city. Its historic places suggest a city of austere commerce. Spare ninteeth-century marketplaces and so forth. But this is true only at first glance. In fact, Boston was on its way to becoming America's Paris until New York overshadowed it in trade and wealth. During the middle of the nineteeth century, Boston's austerity was invaded by planned gardens, broad avenues, wrought iron, and a library that would fit into the Paris of Napoleon III." - Review