No More Instagramming This Paris Street

No More Instagramming This Paris Street
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Keep the phones away, ask its residents

OT Staff
March 14 , 2019

Instagram is arguably both a boon and a bane, but to the residents of this one particular street in Paris, it is neither—it is just a downright nuisance. The pastel coloured buildings in Rue Crémieux form an extremely popular backdrop for many Instagram influencers. There are over 32k photographs with the location tagged as #rieucremieux with photos such as people posing in front of doors, forming montages on the cobbled lane, or even shooting videos.

Which is all well and then—except this is no commercial street. Residents live here, sleep here and work here, and trying to that with the herd of tourists is getting troubling.

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What is Paris if not an artist's dream? Or is it just a pigment of my imagination? ðŸÂŒˆ - Bringing the many colours of Paris to life, @thelustlistt and @melhwang look picture perfect! 👯‍♀ï¸Â - Au revoir, Paris! 🇨🇵 #paris2018 #travelwithrivi

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They have recently asked for the street to get cordoned off to visitors during certain hours of the week, especially weekends. As per this website, the vice president of the resident’s association said, "During the week it’s not bad because it’s just tourists and they don’t disturb too much. But during the weekend, it’s 200 people outside our windows. We’re eating at our tables and people are just outside taking pictures."

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In memoria zilei in care eram trista ca ploua in Paris. Dar parca mai bine e sa te plouă in Paris, decat sa te ninga in martie in Bucuresti. 😹🍭â­ÂðŸÂÂŒ¸ #paris #beautifulcity #beautifuldestinations #SinzianaVanatoareaDePasteluri #travel #travelgram #ruecremieux #pink #pastel #accidentallywesanderson

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While this isn’t easy to implement, the community is going to try for it, and we don’t blame them. Until that happens, the colourful little street is still open to you,

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