Paris Daily Photo had a very interesting post this week. In Paris last year the Médecins du Monde (World doctors) gave the homeless on the streets of Paris, 300 brightly colored tents to draw attention to the problem and get the government to pay attention to it's crisis. As they wished, the tents caused a big uproar in the city and Parisians started to put pressure on the government to do something about it. A few of the original tents still remain [and a great deal of funding was found for the situation] but this winter the project has taken on a different tone by another local group who installed more tents, not for the homeless but for those with homes who would like to experience living on the streets and then hopefully support the shelters.
According to his notes it's very controversial in Paris, as it would be anywhere I suppose. I wonder what they would charge a tourist needing a place to crash? Kidding...kind of.
via Paris Daily Photo [which generally is all lovely Paris and not political if you're a fan of the city.