Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Le Charme

Why is everything in Paris so charming? I know what you're thinking: " 'everything' is a pretty strong word, and I've seen some not so charming things in Paris myself," and you're right. Dog poo on the sidewalks, for example, is certainly not charming, and unfortunately, it's also pretty widespread in this city that loves it's dogs but doesn't love being responsible for their actions. But isn't it easy to forget about wayward droppings and other unfortunate occurrences when there are so many well-kept jardins, quaint storefronts, narrow streets, and adorable houses to look at? Even the little old man who took pity on this lost American student struggling with a ridiculously large map of Paris by offering to point her in the right direction was filled with charm today. If you are still not convinced, just take a look at the stairway that leads to my street. What could be more charming than that?

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