Paris – city of light
Is Paris called the city of lights because it was the first city to use street lighting or because it was the center for enlightened thinking in the 18th century?
From these sunrise pictures it is clear that they do not waste power by leaving the lights on all night.
At night the streets are well lit to allow for safety while business continues late into the evening. Many businesses do not open up until 10:00 AM.
In some parts of the city, the night activity is different from the daytime activity.
At this corner we waited for the train to take us up to the top of the hill to visit Sacre Coeur Cathedral. All along the street shop keepers were doing business as usual.
In the daylight hours it is a scene for some advertising photos. The actor is sitting on the fountain in the pin stripe suit. The photographer is hanging from the street lamp. <city of light?> The young man below him is reflecting light to reduce the shadows behind the actor. The scene is being photographed in front of the Paris By Night Cabaret, Folie’s Pigalle.
At night the business is cabaret and club diner shows.
Most internationally known of these is the Moulin Rouge.