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Paris through my eyes

posted by Martin Rubli at 16:52

Every so often I remember that I forgot to post a bunch of photos on my website only to forget it again two minutes later. This is not one of those times. This time I actually posted them.

On our three-day Paris trip last year I got a little bored of stereotype Paris. It's really just like you know it from TV with one big exception; the tourists and their side effects are mostly missing in TV Paris. Real Paris, however, is teeming with tourists, street vendors and other ripper-offers - pretty much everything that takes the fun out of traveling.

Armed with my new toy I started observing the people instead and the little things that no one normally pays attention to. Suddenly the city became much more entertaining!

I give you Paris through Martin's eyes ...


Sometimes you have to wonder how certain things get to certain places ...

Sometimes you have to wonder how certain things get to certain places ...

We were not sure if she's the tourist guide or a tourist but people in Paris sure seem to try to rise over the crowd a lot.

We were not sure if she's the tourist guide or a tourist but people in Paris sure seem to try to rise over the crowd a lot.

Another case of striving for the top.

Another case of striving for the top.

No customers? Maybe it's the exorbitant price of 2.50€ for a tiny ball of ice cream!

No customers? Maybe it's the exorbitant price of 2.50€ for a tiny ball of ice cream!

"Oh my god, what are people doing to me? Get me off this pedestal now!"

"Oh my god, what are people doing to me? Get me off this pedestal now!"

"This city sucks, let me out of here!"

"This city sucks, let me out of here!"

Leaving made easy: Cool design at the top of the Arc de Triomphe

Leaving made easy: Cool design at the top of the Arc de Triomphe

This Japanese couple was taking their own wedding photos. Equipped with a camera and a tripod they were touring the city and taking pictures of themselves in front of famous places. Actually a very good idea, but I probably wouldn't wear Crocs, so I wouldn't have to cut off the feet for all photos.

This Japanese couple was taking their own wedding photos. Equipped with a camera and a tripod they were touring the city and taking pictures of themselves in front of famous places. Actually a very good idea, but I probably wouldn't wear [http://ihatecrocs.com/ Crocs], so I wouldn't have to cut off the feet for all photos.

One of the countless street vendors selling crap to tourists. In this case tacky little Eiffel towers.

One of the countless street vendors selling crap to tourists. In this case tacky little Eiffel towers.

Next stop: Rome

Next stop: Rome

Incentive to fly

Incentive to fly

I'm not a fan of McDonald's (or Star Wars for that matter) but this ad is actually funny.

I'm not a fan of McDonald's (or Star Wars for that matter) but this ad is actually funny.

Lose the stereotype hat and this could have been me on this trip. :-)

Lose the stereotype hat and this could have been me on this trip. :-)

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