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June 17, 2010

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Vicki Archer

Love this graffiti Richard....I should be up to Paris after the summer, I hope we can finally meet up. xv

Melissa

Great pictures!!

Lynn

Just lovely! This makes an incredibly interesting page. Even if you know Paris inside out, people don't know these images as you have photographed them. They will love it!

Peter

MY reason for BEING a francophile, Richard? What better a nation than
one where a café/bar customer MUST step OVER the house German
shepherd, lying sprawled out on the business' doorstep (not unlike a
Jayne Mansfield porter girl pose), in order to get in for one's
morning café or afternoon coup de vin?!

But in the countryside, in la France Profonde? On the hardworking
farms? It is the complte opposite. Dogs there are 4th-class citizens.
Boo-hoo!

Ellen


I just had to drop you a quick note about the dogs. I had recently read that a new law now prohibits dogs from entering Paris food shops, and when I was there last month, I did notice that many hooks have been put up at store entrances for attaching dogs while their owners go shopping.

HELEN

Beautiful! We need to replicate this in NYC, rather than the spray can that puts the sign of a gang on buildings. This is so beautiful and thanks as always for your EYE.

claudia


LOVE these! As always, leave it to Paris to have the most chic graffiti. I really hope that you will include similar situations from the NYC tours in the blog. It would be interesting to see similar situations and items, side-by-side. Each would clearly have a different style and sensibility. It would be so interesting to see the differences in presentation!

Yuriy

Great graffiti! And don't even start me on the location of the Architecture School; within the immediate vicinity - and I am talking about mere 500 meters - there are tons of places and buildings full of historical, but mainly artistic and literary associations. :)
Richard, from the fragmentary words I see, it seems more like one of the Slavish languages, maybe Polish, but definitely not Russian. Sorry, not much help I can provide here.

Yuriy

A short comment on Peter's post. I believe the difference is rightly noted, however it's not being limited to the unique status of dogs in Paris, but rather is a part of the bigger difference between Paris and the French countryside. The glitz, and tolerance, and the fleeting magic of the city, and the perfect co-existing harmony between the grandeur of the Haussmannian city and winding streets of Marais, and the cosmopolitan nature of Paris, all of the above doesn't usually extend to the rest of Hexagon.

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alain

had recently read that a new law now prohibits dogs from entering Paris food shops, and when I was there last month, I did notice that many hooks have been put up at store entrances for attaching dogs while their owners goo shopping.

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