Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Seule Paris est digne de Rome; seule Rome est digne de Paris

[ "Only Paris is worthy of Rome; Only Rome is worthy of Paris" ]

That is the quote that Parisians apparantly attribute to the fact that Rome is the only sister city to Paris (other cities are called partner cities that have a connection to Paris). The Romans apparantly say the same thing; Solo Parigi è degna di Roma; Solo Roma è degna di Parigi

Paris had some extremely beautiful sites. The entire weekend, places in Paris reminded me of some of my travels around the world and things that looked, tasted and were built similarly, and then I was reminded that mimicry is the highest form of flattery. Maybe that is the charm that is indispensibly Parisian - the fact that it really is the only place in the world like it.

1 comment:

  1. just love all of the pictures..hope you have enough memory sticks!

    Maria K.