On early morning... I met Paris 2018!
A city in between so many others, is it what you think? Paris represents 2000 years of History and even more... And any steps, any looks tell us its joys and sorrows, its angers and its loves!
We are living a very awkward period, but before "covid" and before " yellow-jackets", Paris used to be very touristic! We have to confess that France is number one of Tourism in the world and that Paris, just on its own, hosts about 2500 landmarks... that's it!
In 2018, the City of Light and its suburb counted a record number of 38 millions of tourists!
Notre-Dame Cathedrale is then, the most visited monument of Great Paris with 12 millions visitors!
But 2018, this is also Beyonce and Jay-Z music video that drove up 20% of traffic in Louvre Museum, the inauguration of L'Atelier des Lumières and the inauguration of the biggest restaurant of Europe: La Felicità!
Let's go back to a regular morning of 2018...
Destination: Let's go to Paris, 2018 saga
This morning, Mademoiselle Eiffel is expecting me!
I drop my daughter at the nursery, I want to cuddle her, but she is already digging the Library… I'm going away, aching heart, never easy to entrust your 3-year-old treasure... I run to catch the suburban railway.
In my train, the passengers ending their night. A feeling of loneliness comes over me... Am I crazy to be happy to go to work?!
Here we are in Paris! All is different here: Transports are full of people running everywhere, jostling. " La Foule" ( the Crowd) by Edith Piaf , in less glamour. I'm getting in the metro; difficult to breath, stucked like sardines… I can't even check the clock on my phone! Talking about sardines, I am not into smells on early mornings. I am trapped in between a dodgy guy and an immaculately dressed lady... The subway starts! Yay!
I scan... I'm borred... I begin to imagine that the weirdo partied all night in an 11th district pub, then he tried to impress by dancing like John Travolta... I'm laughing, he stares at me... Conclusion: he's going back home all alone… he needs some rest before working this afternoon. I turn the head, ethanol is really violent...My eyes cross the lady's ones: She seems really infuriated, this metro which is taking so long to this station! Why!? She is going nut! The excessive facial expressions ttranslate it by themselves... this is funny how parisian never talk to each other, but if they are angry! This is only in those particular moments, that they really need to exchange their mood with others... And, actually, the other, right now, this is me! But, I have no reason to be unhappy as I know that this station is the rotation time for the drivers! Maybe a speciality of Line 6: The " break" place for RATP agents is not at the end of the line... I'm wondering if I am the only one to know that? My mistake! The carriage is emptying suddenly with a crowd of passengers who are running to catch the other