Thursday, August 30, 2007

Secret Passages

Step off the platform and into the hinterland that lies beneath Paris between consciousness and and dreamtime...

The Paris underground system is truly astonishing; I saw a map once of the tunnels and 'spaces' of various types which riddle and undermine the capital and I was amazed. Between the metro, RER and SNCF train systems, the hundreds of passenger corridors linking them all, sunken roads and carparks, the sewage system, the electricity and gas infrastructure, the maintenance tunnels, the spooky Catacombes, secret underground lakes and reservoirs, old dried up river courses, the water supply system, ancient hidden passages linking the old heart of the city to... who knows where?!

And the people who inhabit them...
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© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free

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4 comments:

Di Mackey said...

This is truly stunning. A masterpiece for the wall.

Paris Set Me Free said...

Paris can be mighty spooky sometimes, if you look in the right direction!

Tomate Farcie said...

Yes, it can. By the way, rent Subway with Isabelle Adjani. It's a little dated, but it gives you an interesting view of the subway... after hours!

Paris Set Me Free said...

Yes Tomate, I think I mentioned that film talking about the Red Bag Guy a while back - and I'm a big Luc Besson fan!

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