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Friday, March 28, 2008 – Classic Paris

From Ric Erickson, editor and publisher of MetropoleParis:

    A "Paris in the Spring" photo for you. I swear it wasn't posed, staged, or set up on the sly by your ever-alert foreign correspondent.

It is classic.

Paris inthe Sping - photo by Ric Erickson, editor and publisher of MetropoleParis - all rights reserved

You know the scene – the Left Bank, Boulevard Saint-Germain in the Sixth Arrondissement , looking west – behind the camera, the Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on the site of the old abbey from the sixth century (the tomb of Descartes is located in one of the church's side chapels) – and behind the couple, Les Deux Magots, the famous café where Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre hung out, and decades earlier the young Ernest Hemingway (Albert Camus and Pablo Picasso also liked the place).  The couple doesn't care.  It's Paris. It's spring.

    - AP

 Photo Copyright © 2008 - Ric Erickson, MetropoleParis

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