Urban public space needs to be privatized so as to bring up the modern and up to date look of a city despite the cultural background that the society holds on to. The city is also based on the traditional and olden society. According to Zukin (1995), “we who live in cities like to think of “culture” as the antidote to this crass vision”.
This means that, the city syndrome of never to change how an old city looks is deeply rooted to their culture and changing or refurbishing the society by giving it a new modern look would not be that easy due to the society that has lived there long enough. An example of a scene is the one where by Jesse and Celine meet in the pedestrian paths and they catch up on their previous encounter when they met nine years ago. This scene depicts old age Paris where the city is not popularized, there are few people and there exist one or two bookshops right in the buildings where they are selling books that are also termed as classics, like Shakespeare. The same scene depicts the city structure as being not quite involving as some of the places termed as restaurants are also closed.
According to the film “Before Sunset”, the city of Paris has very classic and civilized neighborhoods. Taking a scene where Jesse and Celine are talking about whether any of them showed up in Vienna, the pedestrian path ways are quite big and open. There exist very wide paths in between buildings where people can essentially walk freely, park their cars or motorcycles and so on.
The neighborhood opens up to accommodate roadside restaurants where people could sit down in the open and enjoy a hot drink or even lunch or dinner at their convenience. The neighborhoods are quiet as the main road is actually situated a little bit further from the neighborhood. This is a symbol of the classic Paris look back in the days.
Cafes are open up in the neighborhood all the time and anyone can pop in. The scene where