I have traveled all around the world, through big cities and small towns, and through all these places I have learned that each place has its own character. You may love it, hate it or anything in-between, because a city is just like a person with complex personality traits. Few places have such obvious character as Paris. Its very name conjures up complex emotions that is hard to put into words.
Hemingway put it best when he said
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
In the book titled "A Moveable Feast" published after his death of his memoirs in Paris, he does a marvelous job explaining why Paris is such a unique city. If we look at Paris through the lens of a camera, we find the same Paris that Hemingway found. One of allure, passion, simplicity and a joy of living rarely matched in the world.
The Paris I love, is the Paris captured by Eugene Atet, Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon and Robert Doisneau. This is the Paris that is etched into my mind, and the one I am constantly looking for, even when not in Paris.