Fantastic thread. Good mix of pics of people and pics of urbanity. I see you enjoyed too the brutal beauty of the 13th arrondissement.
Originally Posted by The North One
Damn, France really likes to smoke.
I don't know where this American cliché about French comes from. There are actually more smokers in the USA than in France, and if you look closely these pics, you will notice that most of the people don't smoke.
Originally Posted by ana
Surprisingly, most parisians seem to wear a more "down to earth" style of clothing! I was expecting something more "avant-garde/crazy"
You have to go to London to see that, they have an eccentricity that is lacking in the French clothing culture (for the best or the worst).
Despite Paris being the fashion center of the world, most of the people don't work in the fashion industry, and certainly don't wish to draw attention on themselves by the clothes they wear. And overall, classical elegance is more valued than eccentricity.