La perspective française??
Notice anything slightly strange? These are pics I wouldn't show to just anyone, you know. Too many people would say they were proof of the closed-off-ness or maybe a certain egotism (to avoid the word some of the students have used this year due to a couple of unfortunate incidents: "meanness") of French people. To me they seem quite incongruous since I don't find French people to be closed-off at all. In fact I thought the first one had to be a mistake but the other day the other one appeared in the apt. building, so I decided it wasn't.
And deep down I think it's kind of fun that a doormat should be at least equally concerned with cheering the residents of the home as it is with visitors. It's kind of a command as you leave each day: hey! rock on! or sim.
(In case it's not obvious - these are the outsides of other apt. doors in my bldg. - it might seem like it's from inside the apts but remem. we're in City Apt Heaven.)