I recently ran across these photos of young people in Paris in 1963, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life magazine. The photos never ran in the magazine, but I was really taken with them. These aren't pretty, romantic photographs. You can almost feel the grit of the Parisian streets under your feet and smell the cigarette smoke of the cafes when you look at them.
And yet--or maybe because of that--I want to be there.
All photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. These and more Eisenstaedt photos taken in Paris in 1963 can be seen here.