Why do they call Paris the “City of Light?” All cities have light. And dark, for that matter.
I have a theory. I believe that we may shut down our perceiving faculties in the face of too much beauty. Paris is unrelentingly beautiful. It’s only when the light changes that we actually see, provoked by surprise. The city reveals itself, particularly.
Apparently the real answer is that Paris was the first place to adopt street lighting. Well. So they say.
We walked up into the 2eme etage.