From the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower to the Grands Magasins and the 296 illuminated sites in Paris, it may feel quite obvious as to why they call Paris the “City of Lights.” However, Paris’ reputation as the “City of Lights” came from its positions as the intellectual center during the Age of Enlightenment. But street lighting and historical reasons aside, that isn’t what the City of Lights means to me. Every night as the sun stretches over Paris there is a special glow that radiates through the city. The light feels different here. And no matter how chilly the fall breeze could be, the burning orange and pink sun that kisses my face feels sweeter, warmer.
Photos by Alexandra Gibbs