If I chose the name “flânerie féminine” for my blog, there must be some reason behind it, right? Bloggers don’t pick random names for their blogs.
I’ve always loved walking. Or should I say “wandering”. Actually no, I prefer the French word “flâner“, for which there is no direct equivalent in any other language.
The figure of the flâneur has inspired many writers and philosophers, who themselves were assiduous flâneurs or flâneuses: Charles Baudelaire (1812-1867, Paris), Walter Benjamin (1892, Berlin – 1940, Catalonia), Robert Walser (1878, Biel – 1956, Herisau), Virginia Woolf (1882, London – 1941, East Sussex), just to name a few.
Paris is the city that taught many of them the art of flânerie. So what else should I do when I’m in Paris? 😉
Here are some pictures I took today while strolling the streets of Paris.