People of Paris #12 features Pigeon Man, also known as the Pigeon Whisperer. It appears as though the gentleman is not thrilled with his role in life and may be thinking that this is one crappy job.
Located in the Notre Dame Cathedral square, there is some history behind this practice. The original Pigeon Man of Notre Dame, Pierre Pradeau came almost every day after his retirement to feed the birds, until he passed away on December 13th, 2009.
This image shows love and kindness for his feathered friends…
The bell ringer signals the closing of Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetiere Montmartre) which was first opened in 1825.
The Paris cemetery was developed in the old lime quarries situated at the foot of the Butte Montmartre, spanned by the Pont Caulaincourt, a metal bridge built in 1888. Several steps lead you down to the cemetery and the stairway smells strongly of urine (as does the metro stairways) so it apparently serves multiple purposes.
Hungry? Try some chicken gizzards and Noirmoutier potatoes, the “Rolls Royce” of potatoes, named for the French region it is grown. There’s no doubt as to who is in charge of this business found in the Paris Farmers’ Market.