A Nostalgic Period?
One Parisian confinement period stands out among all the rest of 2020. Between March 15 and May 11, 2020 Paris went silent. For April in Paris, the busy quais and around Montmartre birds chirped. Along the Seine only the barges or the police zodiac made the river ripple sending lapping sounds along the shore. Around Place de la Concorde, the sound of cyclists or the stop and go of a few cars was heard. The Louvre Pyramid was empty except for a strolling couple or a selfie taker. The Carrousel arch heard only the footsteps of walkers on the gravel. Visitors to the Tuileries garden visited through the grates of the fence. The heels of shoes along the streets of Montmartre were distinct; as was the piano practice that serenaded another part of the Montmartre neighbourhood.
In a video, relive about 10 minutes and 45 seconds of the Springtime Silence in Paris. It almost seems nostalgic because it is probably a moment in time we will not see or hear again for a long while. Enjoy! #parisfr #colleensparis #placedelaconcorde #montmartre #louvre #tuileries #butteauxcailles