At the tram stop Masséna at Place Masséna, Nice, France.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro 2018

It was an evening’s walk around Place Masséna, that might be considered the heart of the city of Nice where most public transportation systems converge, then diverge into the city’s tributary streets. The city’s quintessential architecture, and its vibrance is literally reflected at Miroir d’Eau at the Promenade du Paillon where children run and dance around the water fountain display.

Henri Matisse is said to have loved the light in Nice [1]. Looking at the reflections you can find in Nice, from off the waters of nature’s Côte d’Azur to a man-made fountain, you would think if Matisse had considered himself lucky, that he would be right on that account. The city is beautiful.

The want of this vantage point is understandable.

Miroir d’Eau, Promenade du Paillon, Nice, France.

La promenade du Paillon, Nice, France.

Palais de Justice, Nice, France.

Dinner at a corner of Place du Palais de Justice, Nice, France, at Brasserie Tabac Lou Pastrouil.

Peregrine, A. (2014). Henri Matisse’s Nice, The Telegraph, Travel, Destinations. Internet resource at Retrieved 7 Jul. 2018.