Paris insight: ‘He’s late!’

Paris is a city of so many stories: historic, red-letter events and intimate personal occasions. They’re woven together in the fabric of the city of light. In this new series, you’re invited to indulge your curiosity with a spot of virtual people-watching and creative insight into the lives of Parisians.

Join us to discover the candid, quiet and sometimes comedic moments of everyday humanity in Paris.
See how the daily grind takes on an intriguingly beautiful quality against the backdrop of the beloved capital.

Thanks to our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts.


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 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris

Paris insight – ‘He’s Late’

The hair, makeup, outfit and accessories are perfect and you’ve
scored an outdoor table at the chosen SoPi
café…but he’s nowhere to be found.
You play it cool, then fidget a bit, check the menu,
waive off the waiter, light a cigarette, check your
lipstick, and finally fish out your phone to check for
apologetic texts while keeping your eyes on the
sidewalk where he’s due.
Your anxiety is rising, but your options are open:
will he find a smile, a scowl or an occupied seat on
arrival? He’d better hurry…this is #Paris!



He’s late! – Meet Kevin Doolan from @midlifeinparis Instagram – merci mille fois!

Parisian insights:
Street photography from our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts accompanied by observations of people & places in the city of light.

Do you relate to this fusion of image & insight in Paris? In what way? Let us know in the comments!

 Image credits:
1. He’s Late by Kevin Doolan. Via Instagram.

About the Contributor

Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon -

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  1. Janet Halls Oct 27, 2016 at 2:30 AM - Reply

    This will be outstanding for francophiles who can never, ever spend enough time in Paris. Merci.

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