9.19.2008

Les imprévus


One of the nicest things about Paris is what the French call les imprévus, those unforeseen moments that occur simply because you’re in a city where so much happens.

I had such a moment the other day. I had just finished the mundane task of picking up a fountain pen that had been repaired in a boutique on the Champs-Elysée. As I walked toward the Metro, I happened into a large crowd. As it turned out, the sidewalk was closed due to the opening night celebration of a film at the Lido.

I decided to make my way through the crowd near the curb of the street. Just then, two black sedans pulled up, everyone started yelling and Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro emerged from the cars.

I snapped a photo et voilà
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