It’s nice to visit certain places again and again. Eventually you make your way through all the major sights and can spend your time getting to know the city itself. The layout of the streets, the rhythms of the neighborhoods, and all the little details that lie just off the most beaten path. I have that feeling for New York, and, slowly, I’m getting it for Paris.
One of the details on my list for this trip was to visit Le Mur des Je t’aime, a mural in the little park just behind the Abbesses metro entrance. Upon the blue tiled wall, created by Claire Kito and Frédéric Baron, the words I love you are written in 250 different languages, interspersed here and there with pieces of a broken heart.