Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

October 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm 16 comments

Latin Quarter, Paris

Location: Paris, France
Our tour guide, who hailed from the South of France, told us that Paris is considered one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful city in the world.

I couldn’t agree more. It has much to offer to anyone, but to fully experience it, you must take it slow like sipping a good wine. In other words, you must proceed with the intention that you’d be coming back.

What a better way to do that than to sit outside a cafe and watch people as the locals do. You can see them, in different shapes and colors, as they come and go about their business, immersed in a world of their own making. What’s interesting, though, is that before you can pass judgment on them, they’re gone and a new group of folks appear.

The above picture was taken while having lunch at the Latin Quarter which I’d consider the Berkeley of Paris. It’s dominated by university students and intellectuals with lots of places to eat and to hang out. Situated on the left side of the Seine River, it’s a good spot to indulge in people watching.

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  • 1. pierrmorgan  |  October 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for the pingback! Looks like a great spot you found. As a teen I got to visit Paris with a group, but we didn’t hang out…we walked and walked the cathedrals and museums…nearly fifty years ago! Haven’t been back. I love seeing the cobblestones in your photo.

    • 2. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm


      you’re welcome. maybe the artist in you will lead you back. so much have changed since the last time you were there.

      • 3. pierrmorgan  |  October 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm

        Maybe so! It would be fun to hang out with a sketchbook.

        • 4. plaridel  |  October 7, 2017 at 9:38 am


          that’ll be awesome! 🙂

  • 5. prior..  |  October 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    thanks for this street view – and I agree of this city’s beauty too 🙂

    • 6. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm


      i hope paris remains the city of light for future generations to enjoy.

      • 7. prior..  |  October 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

        I think it will – 🙂

        • 8. plaridel  |  October 7, 2017 at 9:39 am


          loved the positive attitude. 🙂

  • 9. Shibin Dinesh  |  October 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Lovely pic! Nice alley

    • 10. plaridel  |  October 7, 2017 at 9:39 am


      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

  • 11. Pedestrian Evening Walk 3 – What's (in) the picture?  |  October 7, 2017 at 1:47 am

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 7, 2017 at 9:38 am


      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

  • 13. stenoodie  |  October 7, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Loved Paris and people watching there, and in general :).

    • 14. plaridel  |  October 7, 2017 at 9:37 am


      me, too. 🙂

  • 15. Tina Schell  |  October 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    It’s a great city and wonderful for walking too!

    • 16. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm


      i agree with you 100% on that. it’s a very pedestrian-friendly city.


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