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Old October 17th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #161
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Old October 17th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #162
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love Paris, never was boring there. nice thread.
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Old October 17th, 2015, 11:28 PM   #163
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193. Boulevard Saint-Germain one of the main boulevards of Paris, once known for its cafes frequented by literary types who immortalized it in rhyme and song!



194. We went to a lovely Basque restaurant around here. The food was delicious, however as is typical in Paris not filling enough and relatively expensive.



195. Grumpy old man looking out off his flat over Avenue des Gobelins. At this point we were on our way to the Chinatown in Place d'Italie. It's called Chinatown, but most people are from former French colonies in Indochina, plus Thailand. There's also quite a few more recent Cantonese arrivals. We will see pictures from there later on!



196. Boulevard Haussmann.



197. Boulevard Haussmann still...



198. The junction of Boulevard Haussmann and Boulevard Malesherbes.



199. Avenue des Champs-Elysees.



200. Oops! I was talking about Institut du Monde Arabe earlier and totally forgot to post picture of it! Well here it is! Architecture-Studio feat. Jean Nouvel, 1987.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 10:25 AM   #164
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I really like the old city street.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 11:08 AM   #165
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Great, very nice updates from Paris, El_Greco
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Old October 18th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #166
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Great thread El Greco. Just can't get enough!
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Old October 18th, 2015, 11:52 AM   #167
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Old October 18th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #168
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Great pictures! You really captured the soul of this city
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Old October 18th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #169
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201. Random facades of Paris!



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204. Those old buildings are really beautiful. But I wonder what's the layout of the flat in the dome?



205. Lovely Art-Nouveau doorway.



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207. That narrow building is really cool!



208. The main Chinatown in Paris, although as I said earlier most people are from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. A great little area to explore!



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210. Apsara? Probably Cambodian.



211. Really cool and really massive mural on the wall of a tower block in Chinatown.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:35 PM   #170
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212. Belleville - the beautiful town. A traditionally working-class neighbourhood with long history of left-wing politics. It was here that the regular army coming to re-take Paris from the Commune faced the toughest resistance. It is said that the last barricades stood on Rue Ramponeau. Sadly the left-wing views are still here with area now becoming a hipster mecca...



213. Spot the Eiffel Tower...



214. What's the connection with Fantomas?



215. One of the side-streets in Belleville which is absolutely covered in graffiti and tags...



216. Belleville is also the second Chinatown of Paris.



217. Totalled...

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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #171
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Interesting pics...Belleville has been an ethnic enclave for a long time now, starting with Greeks and Armenians in the 1920s and then Jews in the 1930s. They've moved on and now you even have Hipsters...haha. http://goparis.about.com/od/parisnei...le_profile.htm

Would it be fair to say that Paris is deteriorating in some quarters because that is the report I'm getting from some visitors who have been there multiple times.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #172
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Very sexy. There is a certain monotony to the facades of course but it provides the city with such a distinctive look that it's hard to make a case against it.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #173
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Would it be fair to say that Paris is deteriorating in some quarters because that is the report I'm getting from some visitors who have been there multiple times.
It is. Places like the square in Montmartre, Trocadero, Champ de Mars and the riverbanks are overrun with scammers and fake-good sellers, literally and aggressively getting in your face. The metro is essentially a homeless shelter and frankly best avoided in the hours of darkness especially in eastern and northern areas (ie Chateau Rouge). My in-laws were shocked and vowed never to return.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #174
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218. This time we opted for an apartment instead of hotel. Here's the views. Rue Damremont.



219. Night.



220. The view from Parc de Belleville. At 108m it is the highest park in Paris. The park was conceived by the architect François Debulois and the landscaper Paul Brichet. It was inaugurated in 1988.

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Old October 21st, 2015, 11:16 PM   #175
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221. Having a drink, reading a newspaper. Chilling.



222. Doing some work.



223. Belmondo wannabe, elegant elderly bourgeois lady and some guy rolling cigarettes (just buy normal smokes, man!)



224. Nice trousers, not sure about the shoes though!



225. Parisians love their dogs, but don't like cleaning up after them...


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Old October 21st, 2015, 11:20 PM   #176
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226. The streets of Le Marais. Fancy boutiques and eateries rule here!



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228. Here's some grittier stuff....



229. Nice mural.



230. Canal Saint-Martin. Construction of the canal was ordered by Napoleon I in 1802, in order to create an artificial waterway for supplying Paris with fresh water to support a growing population and to help avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera.



231. A little square nearby...

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 01:34 AM   #177
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Excellent photos! There's so much beauty
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 11:38 AM   #178
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Stunning.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 11:56 AM   #179
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 01:09 AM   #180
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i'm really in love with your photos! when i see your thread i remember why I've chosen this city as my home city! congrats @El_Greco !
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