Sunday in Paris With Eric

Here is our picture of the week from our erstwhile colleague in the City of Light, Eric Tenin.

Here is Eric’s description:

Amazing how a big city is full of people and how sometimes, you can get very lonely or isolated. I thought of the study I read last year about loneliness in France, when I saw this lady, alone on this wall by Beaubourg. The study (by Fondation de France) says that one French person in ten lives by him(her)self and that one in ten also, has less than 3 personal conversations per year. I find it hard to believe, but it seems to be true. Not a very joyful note, I agree…

Eric Tenin is the co-founder and CEO of, a mobile polling platform, but he is also a true Parisian (born and raised there). Since 2005, he’s been taking a photo of his home town every single day, to feed his (PDP) blog. Since the launch of PDP, thousands of other cities have joined his community, sharing their cities from a local view. One of his pictures is featured each Sunday on the Turley blog.



9 thoughts on “Sunday in Paris With Eric”

  1. Really, fluffyros, was that necessary? Not sure if that was a joke, but it seems in poor taste. On grey, rainy days in Paris, many women have will wear a scarf on their head….

  2. “It is sad if that many French people are so isolated.” -rafflaw

    Not just the French, I fear… (…”lives of quiet desperation”… in all corners of the globe.)

  3. Blind Faithiness,

    Thanks for the link… (As you rightly say… “in the real news”…)

  4. A great photo… I’m left with the statistic that “one in ten also, has less than 3 personal conversations per year.” If true, it’s very sad…

    “Interesting initiative that a lot of French restaurants have taken once again this year: between the 19th and today (September 25) you can go to a selected number of restaurants with your other half (or just anyone actually!) and pay only one meal instead of two! It’s called “Tous au restaurant” (everyone should go to the restaurant) and it works in more than 1000 restaurants throughout France, including some haute cuisine ones, like Le CarrĂ© des Feuillants or la Maison de la truffe for instance… Check for yourself on the website! ”

    How nice.

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