Paris displays shopwindows which can make you dream.
I took this photo in the Latin Quarter. You might imagine that the Latin Quarter, with all its students offers affordable stuff.
Quite the opposite in fact. Art galleries, expensive clothes and jewellery, nothing cheap there.
Ever since we’ve changed to the Euro, figuring out what something costs has become difficult. You have to multiply prices by 6.55! I know about the price of bread or everyday items. But when it comes to luxury things, I have to ‘translate‘. Younger people might find it easier, but for people my age, it’s rather difficult.
I remember how last summer, at sales time , I saw a lovely blouse in a shopwindow, just the right colour, and obviously the right size. I looked at the pricetag, which said 500. For a minute, I thought:
OK, 500 francs for such a nice blouse is a bit expensive, but, I really like it.
And suddenly it dawned on me that it was 500 euros. Not quite the same. 😉
So that day, I had to stick to windowshopping.
Click to listen to this post in French [audio:windowhopping.mp3]
Re-posted from Vieux, c’est mieux!!!