Some shots of a very nice holiday in Paris, definitely a wonderful city.
I left the photos waiting to be published far too long, I arrived in the city a week before New Year in 2015 and left the same day, few hours before, the horrific attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo.
Today, after one year, I find myself to see on Tv once again blood in the streets of the capital of Europe.
This is probably why I decided to upload the photos online now and I will plan to return to Paris and visit what I have not done yet. They will never win.
Photo gallery: one year ago in Paris
They are just shots with no intention whatsoever to represent in a few images such a city, an entire book would not be enough.
We have here some street photos, the Abbey of Saint Germain des Prés, the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, the center Georges Pompidou, the Louvre with the assault to the Mona Lisa.
Paris has more than two million inhabitants, after London, Berlin, Madrid and Rome, the fifth most populous municipality in the European Union and, and has one of the highest population densities. With over 28 million tourists a year, Paris is the most visited city in the world.
Inheriting the history of a colonial empire which has expanded on five continents, is regarded as the center of the French-speaking world and has maintained a major international.
The city is located on a bend of the Seine, the center of the main land and river trade which allowed Paris to become one of the most influential cities of France.
Paris has managed a decisive influence on politics, culture, way of life and the economy of the Western world. In the thirteenth century it gave great impetus to the revival of arts and knowledge thanks to the presence of the prestigious Sorbonne University in the Latin Quarter.
Paris contains numerous monuments of huge historical and artistic value as symbol of western culture and prestige in the world.