I like how the machine is parked...usually we don't see it in such a position, with such reach. Plus the thought of any part of Paris being given the 'tear down' is emotional to envision as a reality. Thirdly, I'm not drinking, but I see two faces in the ruins to the right of upper center...one just off center, the other further right at the same three-quarter height.....makes the shot all the more intriguing/haunting.....or me delusional?... haha
Yes, London wasn't really developed after the war until the mid-late 90s. Even though we're broke, the're flattening great areas for the Olympics. Still, I suppose like Paris, ever year, the population continues to grow and more and more people flock to live there.