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No. 239-248: Ten Random Things I Love About Paris

  1. The Clean-up Crew (affectionately know to me as the Little Green Men) who show up every day without fail, plastic green brooms in hand, to clean up other people’s crap.

    source: villedeparis advertising campaign

    source: villedeparis advertising campaign

  2. Barbe à papa: papa’s beard, AKA cotton candy. How can that word not make you smile?

    source: demaeparamae.pt

    source: demaeparamae.pt

  3. Unusual and frank billboards. I love that the French aren’t (yet) stifled by the conservative Christian right and can post billboards like this in the metro without causing a media firestorm.buildboard_paris_metro.jpg
  4. Free museum entrance for children and young adults up to the age of 25. (Another example of the French’s commitment to cultivating a love of the arts.)alvaroo-museum-ticket-swap-musee-du-louvre-paris
  5. Thegendarmeries on their horses trotting about the city keeping the gypsies in line: c’est tellement chic.

    source: countesslv.blogspot.com

    source: countesslv.blogspot.com

  6. Round windows. Moi, j’adore.

    source: amycoady.drupalgardens.com

    source: amycoady.drupalgardens.com

  7. The postmen and women delivering mail on their bikes. (Being a cycling postwoman has always secretly been my dream job.)

    source: 76actu.fr

    source: 76actu.fr

  8. Pistachio éclairs.pistachio_eclair_paris.jpg
  9. Grown men in business suits on fold-up bikes: captains of industry join the circus.urban-folding-bike2
  10. Those hunky pompiers who work so hard to stay in shape each morning and add a little extra attraction to a city already oozing with beauty.calendrier-pompiers-france