Locals feel for Paris


FOLLOWING recent terrorist attacks in France’s crown jewel of Paris, people across the world have expressed grief for the bloodshed in the historical city.

Fish Creek’s Daniel Ryan found himself in Paris mere months ago for Paris Fashion Week. The celebrity stylist was no stranger to the city, having travelled there many times before.

Having watched the horrific story unfold from the other side of the world, Mr Ryan said it was heartbreaking to see the city of love in terror.

“I go to Paris every year and I will never stop going. Paris represents everything I adore on this planet: love, light, fashion, style and magic,” he said.

“No one can ever steal Paris’ magic. No one can ever turn out its light.”

Koonwarra’s Carol and Peter Evans own an apartment in Paris, their second home, and were relieved to hear their friends were safe as the news broke.

“The attacks were isolated and did not affect the main parts of the city,” Mr Evans said.

“All of our friends are fine. We were anxious however this is not the first time terrorist attacks have happened in Paris and they could happen anywhere.”

The Evanses have owned their Parisian apartment since the late ’70s when they had business in the City of Love.

“We go back once a year whenever the apartment is not being rented by others,” Mr Evans said.

“The incredible thing is the day after the attacks we received three phone calls from people who wished to rent out the apartment. The people of France, and of Paris in particular, will always recover.”

Mr Evans said the city’s rich history keeps them going back every year.

“The whole of Paris is a museum, the buildings cannot be altered and there are no high rises. Every street in Paris has something beautiful about it. And then there are the exhibitions, museums, concerts and fantastic restaurants. Every season in Paris is beautiful,” he said.

Beloved city: Fish Creek’s Daniel Ryan spent September in Paris for Fashion Week and said he was “heartbroken” to have heard of the recent terrorist attacks.

Beloved city: Fish Creek’s Daniel Ryan spent September in Paris for Fashion Week and said he was “heartbroken” to have heard of the recent terrorist attacks.






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