The City of Lights is a vibrant ville full of artists, fashionistas and beautiful young people...but its two million residents also include families, laborers and pensioners. When these divergent scenes collide, it's classic Paris.

Here a couple of grumpy old men have staked out a primo cafe table along the Rue Saint-Antoine, from which they can think curmudgeonly thoughts and watch the lively scene go by. Their dress, their demeanor and the classic setting could be 1931 or 2011...a timeless milieu.