For those of you who have watched ‘Midnight in Paris’ by Woody Allen you will remember the infamously captivating opening scene. It is this achingly beautiful scene that has brought me back to Paris for the third time.
Paris is a city that I will never grow tired of, and this conversation between Adriana and Gil from the movie sums up why:
Adriana: I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.
Gil: No, you can’t, you couldn’t pick one. I mean I can give you a checkmate argument for each side. You know, I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form and when you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe that Paris exists, these lights, I mean come on, there’s nothing happening on Jupiter or Neptune, but from way out in space you can see these lights, the cafés, people drinking and singing. For all we know, Paris is the hottest spot in the universe.