Saturday, April 16, 2016

Europe Trip - Paris, A City to Fall in Love

Paris is always portrayed as a romantic city whereby people fall in love tremendously.

But why is it so?

The history of Paris went very way back to the Roman Empire when Julius Caesar conquered the city, called Lutece that time,  and turned it into a regional capital under Roman Empire. After that, the history rolled. During Capetian era starting from year 987, the king declared Paris as the capital of his kingdom and so the development of the city started. More gothic and renaissance structures filled the city with beauty. In Napoleon's time after the French Revolution, the city advanced even more with the objective to rival ancient Rome.

During World War I and World War II, Paris suffered multiple attacks from Germany. Adolf Hitler even ordered the general in charge, General Dietrich von Choltitz, to destroy all the monuments of the city and level the city to the ground. Luckily, he disobeyed the order and surrender the city on 25 August 1945 to Free French Forces. He was then known as the savious of Paris. Due to his act, he was held captive until 1947 without any charge filed against him. To the God's grace!

Post war, Paris had many turbulence within itself. Many riots. Many chaoses. And until today, Paris is still not perfectly stable.

So, again, why Paris is portrayed as the place to fall in love? Looking at the dark history of it, I can't find my answer.

Maybe it's a brilliant marketing gimmick.

Maybe it's the vibe of the city.

Maybe it's the beauty of the structures and the skyline.

Maybe it's the people.

Let's find out!

Next - Paris, Shopping Mall vs Museum

Love is in the air,
Little Feet

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