Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quai Saint-Michel - "layers"



Layers seen along theSeine


Taken from the Pont Saint-Michel you can see layers from the buildings along the quai, the bouquinistes, the level under the street, the banks of the Seine, and finally the Seine herself.


How have I not noticed the walkway under the street level on this south side of the river?  What are those open spaces in the stone wall, and what lies beyond?  I am thinking of Jean-Valjean and M. Hugo.




Quai Saint-Michel et Pont Saint-Michel
75004, Paris


10 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

Indeed, a fascinating viewpoint to reveal this very linear scene. Yes, we too wonder what lies in the farthest reaches and what was the original purpose?

Joe said...

Hi Genie. Oh what an adventure it would be to shimmy down to those open spaces and explore what lies beyond. I would probably end up in the Siene if I tried. Bon Vivant J.

Alain said...

Aération du RER C ?

s.c said...

Nice one. I like it.

M said...

I think I will pass on exploring the lower level but would happily take in the view of the layers from this perspective! Nice shot!!!

Mark Burgess said...

And the scene when they finally emerge from sewers of Paris. :-)

William Kendall said...

I quite like the variety of lines and buildings in this shot, Genie!

Alexa said...

I think Alain may be right—but my first thought was also Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert. Thanks for piquing my curiosity, Genie!

Randy said...

I'm curious what in those openings too.

Virginia said...

Lovely capture my friend.
V