Paris at night.

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, writer

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.”
― Amy Thomas, writer

“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets–as vast and indestructible as nature itself. All was embraced by her, by her volatile and enchanted populace thronging the galleries, the theaters, the cafes, giving birth over and over to genius and sanctity, philosophy and war, frivolity and the finest art; so it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her and the waters of the Seine, contained and beautiful as they wound through her heart; so that the earth on that spot, so shaped by blood and consciousness, had ceased to be the earth and had become Paris.”
Anne Rice, writer 

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Paris-at-night-1-41. Night in Paris.

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Paris-at-night-13 copy2. Time for the primary part of day to begin…

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Paris-at-night-183. The commotion of movement affects everything:

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Paris-at-night-54. … a crowd of cars…

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Paris-at-night-35. … on every street,

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Paris-at-night-146. … pedestrians,

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Paris-at-night-107. … and even rain. Paris without rain is just impossible at such a moment.

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Paris-at-night-48. Movement is the quintessence of this hour.

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Paris-at-night-159. A short pause on the island…

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Paris-at-night-1610. … and movement again:

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Paris-at-night-811. … across the street,

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Paris-at-night-1112. … along the street,

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Paris-at-night-1213. … and even circularly.

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Paris-at-night-2314. In any direction…

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Paris-at-night-2615. On any route…

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Paris-at-night-2416. Along any course…

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Paris-at-night-617. Taxis stubbornly stand still amidst this chaotic motion.

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Paris-at-night-718. This is as usual.

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Paris-at-night-1719. The migration of buses exists but is not so fast,

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Paris-at-night-1920. … not fast at all.

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Paris-at-night-2021. Why would you be in a hurry if you are in Paris?

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Paris-at-night-2122. The train is a bit crowded,

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Paris-at-night-2223. … but nobody bothers anyone.

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Paris-at-night-2824. Rush hour is over. Intersections are finally emptying,

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Paris-at-night-3025. … and so are business districts.

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Paris-at-night-2926. Nobody is in this shopping mall…

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Paris-at-night-2727. … or in this one.

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Paris-at-night-3128. Supermarkets are almost empty.

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Paris-at-night-3229. A lot of food patiently waiting for buyers.

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Paris-at-night-3330. The last customer.

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Paris-at-night-3431. About to close for the night.

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Paris-at-night-3532. A book store about to close as well.

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Paris-at-night-3833. Last client of the day.

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Paris-at-night-3934. Nobody is in the flower store.

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Paris-at-night-5135. The newspaper stand is closing.

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Paris-at-night-3736. Galleries are closed.

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Paris-at-night-4137. “The Thinker” is lonely.

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Paris-at-night-3638. This is not Rodin. This is the France Chocolatier.

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Paris-at-night-4239. This is not Salvador Dali, just a watch.

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Paris-at-night-4440. But this Raoul Dufy is real…

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Paris-at-night-4341. … and waiting for a good buyer.

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Paris-at-night-4542. It’s an excellent lobby accessory for your palace, if you have one.

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Paris-at-night-4643. The “Leica” store is closing now.

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Paris-at-night-4044. The car showroom clients are still in recollection about what they want:

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Paris-at-night-4745. … something like this,

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Paris-at-night-4846. … or like this?

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Paris-at-night-5047. The transportation problem is not very simple.

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Paris-at-night-5248. Parisians tend to side with green energy.

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Paris-at-night-5349. This is our ecologically bright future.

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Paris-at-night-9650. But right now we still (thankfully) enjoy archaic technologies…

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Paris-at-night-4951. Traffic comes down little by little…

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Paris-at-night-5452. … and the streets become a bit calmer.

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Paris-at-night-5553. The wistful Balzac sadly glances across the street at “Le Balzac”.

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Paris-at-night-5654. Life in “Le Balzac” is obviously not so bad…

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Paris-at-night-5755. …even in rain.

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Paris-at-night-5956. It’s still raining at the Arch of Triumph,

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Paris-at-night-62-357. … but the night is already in full swing.

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Paris-at-night-65-358. “A touch of modernity in a contemporary atmosphere with an outstanding view …

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Paris-at-night-6659. … on the most beautiful avenue in the world” – cafe menu of the L’Atelier Renault Centre.

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Paris-at-night-6360. Big modern restaurants …

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Paris-at-night-6461. … and old taverns from the left bank are ready and awaiting clients.

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Paris-at-night-108-262. The turning point of the night: fewer cars and busier cafes.

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Paris-at-night-6763. Internet cafes are already crowded.

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Paris-at-night-6864. It’s an impressive sign of the digital revolution,

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Paris-at-night-73-565. … but to get a glass of wine on a classical balcony is even more stylish.

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Paris-at-night-69-366. At this time guests of the “Bristol” are only beginning to hail cabs to go for entertainment.

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Paris-at-night-6167. Perhaps to go here?

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Paris-at-night-7068. The “Lido de Paris on the Champs-Elysées is one of the most famous cabarets …

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Paris-at-night-7169. … and burlesque show in the world.

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Paris-at-night-2570. Some could still be in an undecided mood…

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Paris-at-night-7471. At the entrance of “George V” garçons are on spot …

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Paris-at-night-7572. … and in full readiness.

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Paris-at-night-7873. Finally it’s time for hard work here,

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Paris-at-night-7974. … and here,

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Paris-at-night-8075. … and here,

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Paris-at-night-8176. … and here.

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Paris-at-night-8277.  This is the traditional style of a Parisian’ restaurant. The common hall …

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Paris-at-night-8378. … and a bar on the first floor.

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Paris-at-night-8479. There is a short line by the entrance …

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Paris-at-night-8580. … and a waiter invites us to an upper floor.

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Paris-at-night-8681. There are a few private rooms …

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Paris-at-night-8782. … and several small halls,

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Paris-at-night-8883. … like this one.

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Paris-at-night-9084. Another impressive empire style restaurant hall.

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Paris-at-night-8985. It’s impossible to imagine how people could progress …

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Paris-at-night-9186. … from this empire style to the unconstrained and spontaneous style of impressionism.

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_DSC358187. Paris is anticipating Christmas.

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Paris-at-night-9288. The beauty of this city,

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Paris-at-night-7289. … its charm, 

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Paris-at-night-9390. … and its harmony are incredible.

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Paris-at-night-77-491. Paris is for everybody and for everything: Paris is for bidding farewell,

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Sengle-292. … Paris is for hope,

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Sengle-1-293. … and Paris is for anticipations.

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Paris-at-night-9994. Paris is for haste …

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Paris-at-night-106-395. … and Paris is for calm.

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Paris-at-night-10796. Paris is for the old …

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Paris-at-night-9897. … and Paris is for the young.

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Paris-at-night-9798. Its streets, boulevards, and squares are akin to a theatrical stage.

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Paris-at-night-102-299. The weather does not matter.

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Paris-at-night-94-2100. What matters is the theme, plot, and actors.

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Paris-at-night-101101. Paris eagerly awaits a new Van Gogh,

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Paris-at-night-76-2102. … a new Degas, and so on…

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Paris-at-night-103103. This city always has a waiting mood …

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Paris-at-night-95104. … and much of its envisions have already occurred.

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Paris-at-night-104105. … wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

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    • Anonymous
    • January 9th, 2016

    Большое спасибо! Нагулялаааась с удовольствием! Общее впечатление – город любит людей и распахнул всего себя для их приятного проживания.

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