of my parents' apartment in Paris in the 15th Arrondisement, where they stayed in June of 2010. Their apartment is on the 7th floor, and the elevator doesn't work, so we are getting some good exercise climbing the stairs. These buildings strongly resemble ones built in the Soviet era in Vilnius, Lithuania. Others are older and more interesting. Mom says most of this part of town was built in the late 19th and early 20th century.