These shoes were a tell tale sign. I watched this woman crosss the cobble stoned, uneven, death defying street in these heels and was astonished that she made it across. I do believe, however, that she was tip toeing sp as to not catch those heels in a crack between the stones.
Most of us here have forsaken sexy shoes for sturdy, safe flat shoes. It's a survival instinct. IF it is really important to look classy and sexy, we carry a large handbag with shoes stowed in the bag and slip them on as we exit the car or right before we go in the door. Plenty of women do!
The other way, this time of the year to spot a tourist, is if they have on shorts. And, usually they are Canadians! They don't think our 30, 40, or 50 degree weather is cold at all. We, on the otherhand, are in socks, long pants, sweaters and usually a jacket.
Last but not least tell tale sign, for me, is if they have on the straw hats that are sold in the jardin by roving vendors.
It's fun to sit on the bench and watch all the shenanigans and the outfits. Harmless fun.
We're happy to have the tourists all year long!