afternoon jaunt

I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed this on their walks home, but along the way to metro poisonnerie there is this fantastic little piece of street art.

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It immediately caught my eye. It is unclear if the spray paint saying “home street home” was added before or after, or even by the same person. The sentiment is witty, as it brings to light the issues relating to homelessness in Paris. As some of the classmates had mentioned, homelessness in Paris is often out of the individuals desire to actual stay on the streets as there are many social systems in place to prevent this. So, in reflecting upon this, when I saw the poster I really understood this idea of the individual choosing to make the streets their home. If we hadn’t spoken about the social system in class, I would have likely looked at this with a much more sad perspective.

caroline joy-elizabeth elie

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