Paris is Removing its Iconic Kiosks how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally. So What Will Become of Them

I woke up one morning in paris, headed to the boulangerie, when I noticed a strange new structure had been installed how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally on the sidewalk overnight. It took me a moment to figure out what it how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally was. One of those self-cleaning public toilets? A construction crew’s cabin for yet another roadwork about to begin? And then my stomach dropped. For a few feet from this hulking plastic edifice was how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally my beloved local newspaper kiosk, an iconic emblem of haussmannian paris. No! They couldn’t possibly … A new kiosk awaits in the shadows

I dashed over to the kiosquier who was busy stacking how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally piles of le point magazine with a cover photo of how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally notre dame in flames. “is it true? Are they replacing this with that?” I asked him with an air of desperation in my how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally voice, pointing to the modern plastic box that stood in waiting. “ eh oui!” he replied with a weary smile that indicated I hadn’t been the first distressed local to ask on that how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally drizzly april morning. The new vs the old

Why had their been no warning; no neighbourhood survey? It then occurred to me. I had been so naïve! In 2017, the city of paris had announced that over the next how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally two years, 360 new kiosks would be deployed in the capital. More kiosks? Great! I thought at the time; it meant good things for the future of print in how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally an encroaching digital world. I never could have imagined it would mean ripping out how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally the very historic kiosks that had come to symbolise paris how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally and its nostalgic charm, akin to london’s iconic red telephone booth. And in that moment, I decided to make it my next mission to find how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally out:

I decided to start with the sellers themselves. “do you know what will happen to your kiosk?” I asked the occupant the 150 year-old haussmannian fixture on boulevard saint germain. “no idea about that”, he shrugged; curiously indifferent to the fate of his workplace where he’d sold newspapers and magazines to parisians for the last how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally 20 years.

“put yourself in my place,” he began, leaning over the counter of his compact cubicle in the how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally nucleus of his kiosk. “these things aren’t comfortable to work in. During the winter there’s no heat. The winds come through here at 60km/per hour. In the summer it’s too hot. When it rains, the newspapers get wet. And there’s no space! Everyday, I have to unpack all my print from this tiny how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally foldaway box and arrange it onto the sidewalk, and then pack it all up again at night. It’s tiring. The new design is like a real shop. I’ll have shelves to display everything properly and do better how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally sales. I won’t miss these old things at all!” A newly opened modern kiosk deployed in paris © mediakiosk

A local lady from the quartier came up behind me how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally as I began snapping a few photos of the soon-to-be-gone kiosk. “are you as horrified as I am?” she sighed. For a neighbourhood that sits along the seine and recently how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally watched centuries of history perish when its neighbouring cathedral caught how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally fire on that fateful monday night of april 15th, it feels like another brutal blow for the community. “they’re going to scar the streets of paris with those how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally plastic monstrosities. It’s scandalous! And of course, they didn’t ask anyone’s opinion.”

By they, she meant city hall and the current mayor of paris, anne hidalgo. And she’s wasn’t wrong – they didn’t ask anyone. The public was not consulted in the city’s decision to rid the urban landscape of its historic how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally news stands in favour of the “kiosks of tomorrow”. Not even the kiosk vendors themselves, it would seem, were consulted on the decision…

“they never asked me anything,” said a rather more disgruntled seller from her kiosk on how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally place maubert, which as of may 1st, remained in place without a plastic replacement waiting in its how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally shadow. “who can say if the new design will be better? I don’t know anything about it and I haven’t been notified of anything yet, but this one suits me just fine.”

The contract for the modernisation of paris’ kiosks was given to matail crasset, a well-known designer and friend of anne hidalgo who was part how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally of the mayor’s political campaign as early as 2014. The kiosks themselves are owned by a private company called how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally mediakiosk, an affiliate of jcdecaux, the largest outdoor advertising corporation in the world. This multinational corporation makes its money in advertising. A bigger kiosk means bigger space for advertising. When the proposals were first put forward to the public how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally in 2016, a citywide petition was launched, gaining over 60,000 signatures pleading for a less drastic replacement of parisian how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally history. But hidalgo and jcdecaux didn’t budge.

This time next week, I’ll look out of the messy nessy chic HQ window how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally and the haussmannian kiosk with its wrought-iron balustrades – also known as a “morris column”, after the printer that had the concession to print the how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally posters for them – an emblem of paris, will be gone forever. I needed a silver lining. I needed answers. So I went to the heart of the operation; the company that owned paris’ kiosks and asked what fate awaited them. Here’s what they told me.

Potential buyers will be able to see what remaining stock how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally of kiosks exists for sale at the the company’s site in gennevilliers, edouard tells me. “or you can also enquire about the sale of a how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally kiosk in paris that hasn’t yet been removed.” they will be sold as seen, ready for transport, which is entirely the responsibility of the buyer. “once an owner, you have the freedom to do what you like with how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally it – keep it in france or take it abroad”

So here’s hoping my local haussmann kiosk that didn’t make the lucky 49 cut, goes to a good home. In the meantime, the conversation about preservation feels more relevant than usual. The “ what to do with notre dame” debate is a particularly spirited one in light of the how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally french government’s recent announcement for a contest to redesign the cathedral how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally spire. Opinions seem to be split down the middle, even amongst a community of history lovers like this one. Over in new york, earlier this week, grand central station lost its retro departure boards in favour how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally of new digital ones.

History is being lost all around us without our say. Things can literally disappear from our doorstep that we won’t appreciate until they’re gone. The replacement of paris’ iconic kiosks is a timely reminder to take a second how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally look and pay more mind to our surroundings; to take a break from our phones and get curious, get involved and get inquisitive about the things we care how to get rid of acne and acne scars naturally about, before its too late.

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