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Striking Vendôme

What a beautiful day for a big strike! Especially when it hits on one of the poshest areas of Paris: Rue de la Paix, leading to Place Vendôme (Ironically, Rue de la Paix translates into 'Peace street', something you would not really be able to find here this early evening)

I don*t really know on what this protest was focused. All I know is next week, Paris will be hit once again by a major strike in public transports. Happy days lie ahead of us....

For now, enjoy a picture report on an exceptionally empty Place Vendôme, where even the Hôtel Ritz seemed to have been shut down. Finally a great opportunity to approach the Vendôme Column, usually surrounded by heavy traffic!

sealed off at Rue de Rivoli

Towards Opéra, Rue de la Paix completely shut down
The Cartier Flagship store was in the middle of the unhappy crowds
The special riot forces waiting for some action

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