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Sidewalk Cafes

Posted: February 7, 2017 in sidewalks
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Sidewalk cafes add flavor and color to sidewalks. They offer a good vantage point to see and be seen. Here is a sampling of sidewalk cafes from three cities.

Sidewalk cafes are ubiquitous in Paris. The cafe in the first picture (top) is located next to the Seine, and the cafe in second (below) is located in St. Germain des Pres.


The sidewalk cafe pictured below is located across from Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square.

This cafe with built in seating is located in Warsaw, Poland.


Over 85% of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. The Old Town section of Warsaw, now fully reconstructed, has wide, beautifully landscaped sidewalks.  On Sundays, some of the streets in Old Town are closed to vehicles, and I saw many families and students strolling leisurely.

Old Town

Old Town

Old Town

Cars were parked directly on the sidewalk, near Jana Pawla Avenue.

Planters prevent cars from taking over the sidewalk. (Jana Pawla Avenue)

Interspersed metal poles to keep cars away from the sidewalk. (Jana Pawla Avenue)

Warsaw Ghetto. The inscription along the sidewalk shows where the ghetto wall used to stand.

Warsaw Ghetto.

The Smartcar found a way.