Sitting in the middle of the square in front of the Centre Pompidou, this Romany woman and her dog had only a pigeon for company.
Paris is full of Rumanians and Romanies who live from hand to mouth by begging. We have the same problem in Oslo. The head of the local Romany community claims the beggars are Rumanians and not Romany travellers. No matter who they are, these beggars lived in absolute squalor under motorway bridges or other public placec that provide relief from the rain, if not the cold.
I saw one person approach this woman and give her a couple of cans of dog food, but no money.
The EU today.
Shot through the thick plate glass window of the facade, hence a tad soft.
Many thanks for the recent interest and comments. It makes an old man very happy.
Thanks for bothering.
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