The area of Montmartre in Paris, located in the hilly area overlooking the rest of the city and topped by Sacre-Coeur Basicilica, is somewhat seedy and slightly disreputable. This has been its history all along – think Moulin Rouge, bohemian artists, Toulouse-Lautrec and cabarets. It’s colorful and very much unlike the other neighborhoods of Paris.
I messed up my pictures of Sacre-Coeur somehow (still learning how to set exposure on my camera), but this somewhat errie shot (white church against cloudy sky) might be considered artistic by some! (Haha)
Overall, an interesting area but not my favorite. It is somewhat marred by an abundance of pickpockets (there are signs everywhere with warnings) a large variety of scammers, beggars and hundreds of tourists. I’m happy to leave this neighborhood to Toulouse-Lautrec and his vivid paintings.