Considering Paris has a squillion more people than Australia, it's amazing how well kept the City is. I have walked far, deep into Arrondissements and non tourist areas. It's hard to believe it has only been a week. I already know many of the street people by sight as I travel around - 'Man with cane', 'Old lady with cat in harness', 'Very old bent over man with TWO cases!', 'Man with dog who had puppies five weeks ago (the dog, not the man)' - Oh I wanted one of these squirming, licky puppies!
The best thing about living in Paris for five weeks is that I'm not rushing around to monuments and museums. I have time to see these things. Every day is full of everyday life.