"As stated in the article, those huge billboards and advertisements are part of the of Paris cityscape. It would be like demanding all of the billboards should be taken down in Times Square. They are part of the urban landscape, and if people don't want to see them they should move. You don't go to NYC expecting to see cows."
Hmm, that's actually not a bad idea. Here's my response:
And regarding the Paris landscape, it's really up to the city and residents what they feel is important. Do you know what they did in Sao Paulo? They banned virtually all ads from the city. Click here to see what happened in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Since that time 70% have approved of this ban.
NY and Paris can have their visual pollution; L.A.'s got my vote to shut it down. Bring in some nice trees and sculpture.
Here's a great quote I came across on that news story about Sao Paulo...
“Presence always trumps presents.” From Joe Kelly of Campaign for a commercial-free childhood