garbage_strike_Paris“Je comprends que les clients ne veuillent pas aller dans un restaurant ou même se poser sur une terrasse pleine d’ordures, de poubelles et de sacs-poubelle”.

Certain quartiers are hemorrhaging garbage today. The sidewalks are choked with stuffed green plastic containers overflowing with plastic sacks. The areas affected are the II, V, VI, VIII, IX, XII, XIV, XVI, XVII et XX. Forty-five percent of the city’s wasteworkers are on strike. Not an attractive site staring out your restaurant window or an incentive to shop.


There have been promises that it will end today. The cleanup will be monumental. For now, am aiming my camera high and holding my nose.