Yeah, if there are such things as ‘plane spotting’, ‘train spotting’ etc, for me, it’s Café-spotting that I love doing when in Paris.
Truly, the Café is a hub of French society. It is where the locals meet up, drink, socialize, read a book, do their favorite activity which is “People-Watching” and more important is, to relax.
It is also a place to get a lot of inspiration from – in the decorating department! I just love oggling at the interior displays, also at the façades.
And since I am in Paris for few days, here are some of the photos I’ve taken so far. I shall add some more while here.
This is the café just opposite our hotel. At 8 in the morning, the chic-looking waitress (oh, that’s the number one quality in hiring you!) is taking the chairs one by one., ready to welcome the first customer of the day.
Customers must look cool, if not chic, in order to blend well with the Café crowd..
Seats are arranged “watching-a-movie” style. Indeed, this is the place to watch the world go by.
If they are sitting there for their ‘people-watching’ activity, then us, the passers-by, are also doing the same!
Sitting in cafés is one of the most relaxing sightseeing activity in Paris..
If you have watched Angelina Jolie’s film, “The Tourist”, this is where she sat sipping coffee, smoking a cigarette, and burned the note on an ashtray..
Ooppsss… this is not a café but it’s possible that at daytime it could be one.
On our way home last night, I took one last shot of a neighbouring café. Yes, they could stay till late!