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Street Scenes 10e

The borderline of the 10th arrondissement always fascinates me. Only a few steps away from my homey 2d arrondissement lies a whole new world of authenticity, multiculturalism and old city charm. And the obvious stuff you*d find in any Parisian street on an evening of garbage collecting.

But there is more to this world of weird Indian curiosity shops, Turkish late-night supermarkets and incredibly authentic Arab barber shops. It*s the feeling of a new beginning. Hope for immigrant communities to make a good start and become a part of Paris society.

There is wifi to be found even in the smallest of cafés
Waiting for the garbage truck
"Save us from our certain oblivion!"
This Indian store has it all! Even a yogi!
Fur coats a go go!

This shop specializes in repairing sewing machines...
...which you may notice when taking a look inside
a seamstress*s nightmare
The Grand Rex always appeared to me as a beacon of light, marking the point where my arrondissement ends, and the adventure starts.

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    But seriously: I'm an expat from Luxembourg (the country, not the garden), living in the center of Paris (hence 'Paris 2nd arrondissement'), and currenlty studying architectural history...

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