Paris insight: ‘Gritty Garçon’

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 de Turene, 75003 Paris

Paris insight – ‘Gritty Garçon’

A crisp white shirt, a sharply knotted bowtie, a fitted vest,
commanding demeanor…and a graffiti-covered payphone?
Perhaps the reservation line is down at
his 5-star bistro, or stingy European tips don’t
pay the cell phone bill.

Contrast is the attraction in this odd scene,
where the height of class inexplicably
toils in the seat of seediness,
but never sacrifices his dignity.
There are a million stories in the illuminated city,
and this is one of them…



Gritty Garçon – 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. Gritty Garçon by Kevin Doolan. Via Instagram.

By Published On: Mar 29, 20170 Comments

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Judy MacMahon

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