“Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.”
―Henry Van Dyke
Stumbling across this poem by Henry Van Dyke made me think: is Paris really a woman's town?
Paris is a beautiful city but it is a tough town. French women are renowned for their elegance but how far has daily routine taken over the glamour? Paris is the capital of luxury but also made headlines for violent graffiti covered suburbia which in turn has been made fashionable by labelling it Street Art.
Bref, one thing you will never see, however, is a French lady with flowers in her hair BUT les trottoirs de Paris are covered in magnificent, inspiring and bountiful flower stalls overflowing with abundance of patterns and lavish displays of colour this time of the year!