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Old Posted Jul 1, 2009, 12:07 AM
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Paris, not always what it seem but often beautiful.

A little compilation of many pics, mostly street life and building.

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That is the nicest Radisson I've ever seen.
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fascinating to say the least, thank you!
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2009, 7:31 PM
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That is the nicest Radisson I've ever seen.
This is the Hotel Radisson in Boulogne (western inner suburbs) Porte de Saint Cloud, it is close to the Parc des Princes '(soccer stadium), Bois de Boulogne and Val de Seine business area (where are located most of big French media group).
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Sexy.

How'd this only get 3 replies?!?! Not that your photos, or Paris as a whole, needs validation from suburban Americans.
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2009, 8:36 PM
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Thanks for showing what feels like a genuine well rounded diverse display of Paris. Great set!
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Thank-you, thank-you, for that nice unusual trip around Paris!

Love those Les Mercuiales towers in #56, that curved tower in #71, and that awesome thumb sculpture in #80!
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Incredible!

also, i'd like to note that not all American's come in the Suburban from.
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Thanks Minato Ku!

These are great slices of Île-de-France I get to see regularly but are difficult to explain to anyone who has not visited. I usually fly into CDG, take the RER to Metro to Boulogne (family) then Metro/RER/drive around. Some of my family also live in Saintry

I know the Peripherique all too well!
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Great spread. Many interesting angles and street scenes that we're not use to seeing.

I was born in Paris of French and Persian lineage, but grew up in the States. May I ask how are the French and Persian peoples blending together these days? Is it common for the French and Persian people to marry or mix socially?
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2012, 7:29 PM
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May I ask how are the French and Persian peoples blending together these days? Is it common for the French and Persian people to marry or mix socially?
I'm not aware of any significant Iranian community around here, which doesn't mean there is none, but it would obviously be very small compared to Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Jewish or above all various African communities for example. There must be some people with Iranian backgrounds like there's just everything and the fact that we don't hear of it is a good sign, showing they probably don't have any particular problem in becoming regular, say normal people in France.

As far as I know, marriages mixing people, whether ethnicities or religions, are often no problem over here. France might even be the Western country in which there is the greatest rate of such marriages, or so I heard. Only the too religious Muslim families may bother about religion when it comes to get married, and there's still some white daddies that don't like to see their daughters go with African guys, but those are definitely fewer and fewer.

In fact, racism has been much more severe about jobs, especially (high) responsibility jobs, than about whatever of the people private lives, and African people (whether black or North African) have been by far the most severely hit, maybe even the only ones basically. I mean if you've got an Iranian, Vietnamese or whichever random background outside Africa with a certified degree, it's okay, you'll normally get the job you deserve. But if you've got any African background, then it's way harder. That's an old cultural, historical habit towards the Africans due to France's colonial past in Africa. While the society has been getting much better in that matter since, say a decade (that's very damn recent), a lot remains to be done in that respect.

But again, the Persian culture is spared from racism indeed. Some may say Islam ruined it (something I sometimes heard), but that is a different story unrelated to racism since Islam is nothing like a so called race or ethnicity.
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Minato, your efforts to de-mystify the glitzy, romanticized urban persona of Paris and instead to show the real, lived-in version of the place is paying off. Very nice shots!
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