The city of Nice is famous for its paradise-esque scenery of palm trees and seafronts with turquoise waters.
But the scenery is now different. For the past few days, the famous Promenade des Anglais has been filled with flowers, candles and teddy bears, as locals and visitors pay tribute to the 84 victims killed on Thursday night’s truck attack.
A jewel in the French Riviera, Nice’s sunny Mediterranean shoreline, artistic heritage and ubiquitous open-air terraces attract some 4-million tourists a year.
And it was precisely this international culture that was hit in the Bastille Day rampage.
Tourists and locals walk solemnly among the tributes that had been placed where the dead lay less than 48 hours earlier – their blood still visible on the pavement.
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