“Amélie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” – from the movie The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain ).
Maybe it was the effect of the movie or maybe partly my imagination, but I am willing to see Montmartre on a color palette that made me enjoy Amélie even more, that warm shade of yellow, red and green, the color filter evoking the feeling of happiness and comfort, an ode to the undeniable artistic beauty of the City of Lights.
And so I went to the district of Montmartre on an early morning Tuesday, when most of the cafés are still close, where the neon light sex shops signs at Boulevard de Clichy are off, where…
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