The Promenade des Anglais is a celebrated promenade along the Mediterranean at Nice, France.
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Its reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The clearest-possible light spangles the Mediterranean to create a setting for sybarites, and shadows for well-dressed decadence. These days, France’s fifth city has recovered some of its stateliness without in any way renouncing the hot Latin blood courses through its veins. And it’s bewitching at pretty much anytime of the year.
The Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges) has surprisingly nothing to do with angels of heaven who made this paradise, but it were the angels from the deep, the angel sharks from the sea that used to live here until the 19th century that gave their name to the bay of Nice. These angel sharks -Squatina angelus- had 2 fins that looked like 2 angel wings for the Mediterranean fisherman. Nowadays they have been disappeared completely.
Thank you Sophy for this very pretty card.