Wednesday, January 16, 2008

French faces

From Berkeley suburbs to big city Paris.... a shock of crowds.If anyone is recoiling from shopping at the busy Berkeley Bowl of note, then, this person shouldn't attempt Paris. Everywhere I went, mobs of coughing, sneezing noses congesting in public transports, or shopping on a grand scale, or drinking at popular spots, or crowding around pieces of art..... But on the other hand, the allure of a place is made in great part by its inhabitants. The French can be so generous, friendly, gossipy,artsy, perfumed.Here is jacques, the sweet owner of a micro art bookstore, specializing in small publishing houses, a Franco-american family met at the train station, a college friend ..........

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