Archive for tag: Saskia de Brauw
I have just arrived in Nice. If Paris is the distinctive old lady wearing a hat than Nice is the old man with a walking stick. Nice is the seaside town where painters like Matisse, Picasso but also sculptor Rodin found inspiration.
The blue of the Mediterranean looks washed out. The broad Quai des États-Unis is flanked with huge palm trees looking like pillars supporting the deep blue sky. This boulevard makes me think of the Ville Nouvelle in Casablanca. Silhouettes of pedestrians are reflected in the glass doors of former Hôtel Beau Rivage, at number 105, where painter Henri Matisse stayed during his first visit to the city.
A Christmas tree stands in the empty hall – polished brass handrails lead down a staircase.