Paris in Bloom
Photo Blog by Marwan Tahtah
Text by Bachir Sfeir
Paris picturesquely frames every state of human behaviour. Its culture is rich in its diversity, filled with colors both vibrant and dim.
Artists are spread across the squares, the streets and the metro. They express themselves and in return they gain their daily bread. They are professional musicians, painters and dancers with licenses to practice their profession on the streets. You can also find the less fortunate who had nowhere else to turn but the sidewalk they lie on, from locals, to foreigners, and the elderly.
In Paris, everybody reads, in the metro, waiting at the station, in cafes and in parks. The book mesmerises the reader making it difficult to lure that person into a conversation - in a time where conversation might be more useful than literature and poetry in constructing culture and knowledge.