Many reasons to love Paris-- but one of the most important-- its timeless quality.
Seems incredible that it's been 40 years since Helmut Newton shot the Rue Aubriot series for Yves Saint Laurent in 1975. Went back there today during a rainy afternoon in Paris-- and was happy to see the street hasn't really changed.
Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Aubriot, Paris, 1975. ©Helmut Newton Estate.
Have a favorite Hollywood film shot in LA? Try finding the original shoot locations. Most likely they've been erased-- victims of the latest parking lot or strip mall. That's another reason they call Hollywood the "dream factory". It only exists on old celluloid or in your dreams.