The Loveliness of Paris


One of my favourite cities in the world is Paris, capital of France and city of love. I have been fortunate to have been many times, and each trip holds new and extraordinary memories.

Last month I had the pleasure of going once again, albeit after a several year absence. The city remains the same as it always has been, but to me it felt different. It took me a while to put my finger on it, and I soon realized that Paris, like every other European city, is suffering from the dark cloud of political risk.

My hotel was a block from the Arc de Triomphe, which meant I could walk everywhere. There was a busy presence of armed police, justifiably, as Paris has had its share of recent attacks. This however, was nothing new fo