Saturday, 14 August 2010

Breezing By The Bus Boys

A mighty strange sighting next to the Montparnasse Cemetary last week: the 'Busabri' is here!

The Busawot? The Busabri, 'abri' signifying a place of shelter, and 'bus' signifying, well, bus, etymologically speaking.

It's a new project from 'Les Enfants du Canal' and aims to provide a place of rest and advice for the many homeless people of Paris, the famous SDFs, from 10 till 6. Strict office hours then, and not open for business at other times, such as the night.

An extremely worthy initiative, although my cynical realist's soul does make me wonder just how welcome the guy whose personal aroma almost closed down the Montparnasse FNAC yesterday would be made to feel, and this despite the 'attractive turquoise green cushions and orange curtains' chosen to assuage the chance itinerant interior decorator's soul..?

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I' photo blog)

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