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A Pessimistic View from a Balcony in Paris
by Jan Oscar Hansen
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Fine rain, open umbrella, sitting on the balcony of a hotel
overlooking Haussmann – Saint Lazare. A throng of people
and cars, but something has changed, people drink Starbucks
coffee and eat burgers on the roof. Old restaurants are
closing or converted to fast-food joints. I sigh and drink from
a bottle of Bordeaux to avoid getting rainwater in my wine.
This place together with rue d’Amsterdam used to be where
the posh people lived and now, save for the ruddy scrap yard
tower, this could have been downtown New York.  
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