Place de la Réunion by Céline Clanet in Paris, France

Many cultures live in Place de la Réunion, African/North African, Asian and French. It is usually pretty crowded, but a storm was coming and the area was empty. Buildings are normally white or grey in Paris, not colored or painted like this one. So the place, the moment, the street emptiness and heavy sky, everything was just peculiar!

Name:Céline Clanet

Place you live: Paris, France

Place your photo was taken: Place de la Réunion, Paris, France.

Can you sum up your spot? Paris cannot be summed up in any sort of short paragraph, chéri.

Occupation: Photographer and Graphic designer.

Preoccupation: How to fit 34 hours in 24.

A perfect day in Paris? Any day in August : all Parisians are gone on holiday, so you can enjoy the city alone with with the remaining millions of tourists.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Avoid the Champs Elysées. Flee from it.

A perfect meal in Paris? A chou farci at “Chez Prosper” brasserie, in the Nation quarter. Great French traditional food, best waiters of Paris, cheap, crowded, noisy, uncomfortable, perfect.

What is the best thing about your spot? There are many kinds of very different people living here.

What is the worst? So many people.

A little known fact about where you live? Bees live a better life here than in the countryside, and you find many beehives on Paris buildings’ roof-tops. No insecticide pollution. They make the trendiest honey ever.

Where is your favorite place in the world?  The spot were I can contemplate Simon Ailo’s huge reindeer herd for hours, in the desertic Máze tundra – Norwegian Lapland.