This photos are photos of Paris rive gauche 13ème .It is the last area in Paris where they are constructions and the last "jungle"area with train park (tgv) so they are sometimes poor people in this area but you can't compare : there are 4 millions more in netehrlands than in Paris and its suburbs (Paris : 11 millions netherlands : 15 millions).
Paris is no ugly as you said, but it is Paris, my Paris, the paris of parisian.
For me, Paris is grey, and a city with people so stressed, people everywhere in the street, in subway ... also a beautiful city like this :
Paris have some of face :
And it is real, i take photos in a district under construction but it is that the suburbs near Paris (big density in few of buidings of 15 or 20 floors) ... after 5 or 10 km Paris is a classic suburbs :
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