Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

There's a small side street near where I live that is constantly changing. Pretty much every time I walk down it, there's something new to note.

It's a mostly residential street, with lots of small shops on the ground floor. Over the past few years, I've seen a lot come and go - people seem to set up shop, hang around for six months or so and then close their doors. And then someone else will come along with a new idea, throw on a fresh coat of paint, and the cycle repeats itself.

It's especially noticeable now that everyone's off on their August vacation - the workmen have moved in and are getting the new stores ready for la rentree.

Which is why I found this little hole so lovely. It just seemed so fitting for what happens in this street. All the layers people keep piling on. It left me wondering what else could be hidden behind all that paint. And about what all that street has seen over the years...

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Blogger MISS YURI said...

i like your musings on the ever-renewing street and the nature of history!

however, i am so puzzled by the picture. you call it a hole, but after staring at it for five minutes straight i still can't figure out what it is! au secours

August 20, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Alisa Tank said...

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August 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

OHHHHH! hahahhaha i fail

August 20, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Ksam: Tried to catch your attention just as you were leaving for your long trip to the U.S. Now that you're back (and I'm too), I've got an idea I'd like to try out on you...please e-mail me at justanotheramericaninparis@yahoo.com.

Thanks.

August 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM  

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