Another way of admiring Paris and its monuments, from the Seine…
The Seine, the unconscious division between the Rive Gauche and Rive Droite. During the 19th century already, the left bank, inhabited by a somewhat moribund aristocracy, watched the growth of the right bank, which attracted rich businessmen, with exquisite disdain.
Nowadays, the state of mind and atmosphere are radically different from one « Rive » to another. You simply « are » Rive Gauche or Rive Droite.
Rive Gauche, art, the ministries. Rive Droite, business, the Élysée.
Personnally, I appreciate art as much as business.
So I take a boat and, between left and right, find my middle ground, which is quite easy on the Murano boat, a former Venetian taxi, entired restored with love by Philippe Fournié and his team.
July 11, 2016