November 16, 2009

The Bay of Angels

When you walk to 'La Colline du Chateau' and you go to the cascade, you will have on top of it a beautiful view over the Bay of Angels and the old town.

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.

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