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UPDATE (29.03): I headed back here to capture a higher quality panorama image for the purposes of this blog.  I walked in followed by a family dressed too warmly and so scattered that you just knew they were tourists.  A guy working in the cafe walked up to this group of 5 or 6, but no one spoke.  After a moment, the guy – who immediately struck me as looking like young, pre-muscles Hercules from the Disney cartoon – realized that no one was saying anything on purpose.  He picked it up quickly – “What country?”  The group looked at him and said, “France.”  “Bon jour,” not even a beat had passed and the Polish waiter began speaking to this group in fluent French with a smile and glittering ocean blue eyes.  I was stunned.  Absolutely impressed.  Struck dumb.  It was a beautiful taste of serendipity that I wasn’t at all involved in, but found myself party to as a witness.  As he led them to a table – speaking French all the while – and I walked out, I felt the gape of my mouth and a rush of nonsensical pride.

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