The carrousel that one meets upon exiting Abbesses, the metro station at the foot of the Montmartre hill. It is, indeed, the Montmatre carrousel.
Poster store at the butte de Montmartre.
Artist at work near the Place du Tertre. He's not the only one in Montmatre.
Gates of the Hotel de Ville.
Street performer on the Ponte d'Arcole, a block away fron Nôtre Dame. He's an unwilling prop in this strange museum... or just making a living?
Window corner of a building near the Ponte d'Arcole.
Selfie takers at the Ponte d'Arcole, whose presence and attitudes only contribute to turn the place into a weird theme park... of sorts.
People on the steps at the feet of Sacre Coeur.
One of the many stores and eateries in the windy streets around the basilique. The "frogs"...
Tables and a lone city hiker.
This air pervades the whole town... Is that the reason for its appeal?
Place de la République Dominicaine near Parc Monceau. Those beautiful, impressive buildings exude old fashioned class...
This is the Café Courcelles, in the boulevard of the same name, at a place where two more streets meet.
The reason for the flags is that here, at the Passage des Ateliers, there's a flag making store (in addition to a wine bar and restaurant, and a few artists ateliers).
Whatever the answer, the city's charms remain unquestioned. Perhaps it is always appealing because of its size, which seems adequate to human proportions and never overwhelms its visitors (no matter how large its museums and other places may be).
In any case, as if it were necessary to say but I still want to add it, all the images above were made with a Leica M4, a Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2 lens, and a Sekonic L-208 meter in hand on Kenmere ISO 100 film (and, if not, Ilford FP4).