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Windows on Paris

Windows on Paris

 

While walking through Paris’ Right Bank I stopped for a moment to admire the beautiful apartment buildings and admire the view of the Eiffel Tower, located across the River Seine on Paris’ Left Bank (and as usual, I took far too many photographs!).

 

Happy Window Wednesday! 😊

 

Right Bank...

“Paris’ Right Bank, to the north of the river, is the larger “bank” and also the more traditionally upper crust. Back when the Left Bank was where struggling creative souls could find kinship (not to mention cheap rent), the Right Bank was where the city’s wealthy residents lived and played. Although this distinction is less applicable today now that rents on the Left Bank have skyrocketed, the Right Bank is still where you’re going to find the majority of Paris’ big businesses and banks – as well as most of the big tourist attractions.”

 

Left Bank...

“The Left Bank, called “La Rive Gauche” in French, is on the southern side of the Seine and encompasses six arrondissements. It is by far the smaller section of Paris, and historically known as the artistic part of the city. This is where many of the famous writers and artists who once called Paris home – including Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway – once lived, because it used to be that this was the part of the city that was much cheaper. Those days are mostly gone, however, as the Left Bank boasts as many high-end apartments, restaurants, and bars as the Right Bank.”

 

Source: Left Bank versus Right Bank, what’s the difference? Accessed at: www.parislogue.com/featured-articles/left-bank-vs-right-b...

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Taken on October 7, 2018