Nice – Marché aux Fleurs (2009)


Although it’s quite cold, about 15°C this afternoon, many tourists are visiting Vieux Nice. The sidewalk cafes on Cours Saleya are packed.


All these flowers are imported from Holland. Most tourists are from Italy, America and England, but I also heard people speak Swedish and Dutch.

On the bus home I wondered why the French youngsters with a Northern African or Arabic background are all able to speak perfectly French, and do so even amongst themselves, while a lot of Dutch youngsters with a Northern African or Arabic background talk Dutch with a funny accent. This can only partly be explained by the fact that most of these countries used to be French colonies, because Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, to name a few, weren’t.

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