the paris syndrome
is a transient psychological disorder encountered by some individuals visiting or vacationing in paris, france or elsewhere in western europe.
it is characterized by a number of psychiatric symptoms such as acute delusional states, hallucinations, feelings of persecution, derealization, depersonalization, anxiety, and also psychosomatic manifestations such as dizziness, tachycardia, sweating, and others.
there is a 24 hour help line run by the japanese embassy to help japanese tourists suffering from this condition. the embassy reports that on average twelve people suffer from this disorder annually.
Man in the subway teaching us about Frank Lloyd Wright while also begging for change. Back in New York.