Nuit Blanche, All night, all free, all open art in Paris
We arrived cold, tired, hungry on a rainy night. The walk from the train station to our friends apartment at 1 am woke us up with the clatter of our bags on the cobblestone streets. The buzz of excitement bounced off each body in the street as thousands of people poured through the city to experience Nuit Blanche, a night of Paris culture and art for free. Video installations lit up the tunnels along the Seine. Boats exploded fireworks to music as they passed under the bridges lined with young people laughing, listening and exploring. Thousands of years collided in this city on October 6, as city dwellers and visitors immersed themselves in new street art and admired the great classics at the Louvre at 7am to finish a night of avant garde exploration of art is life.
By Ashley Peak
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