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Photo of the Week - August 17, 2012
I love how the the farewell feeling is captured in this photo, titled "The 15th of August: Deserted Paris: Departures in the station". Taken at the Gare Montparnasse in 1935, this idea of "deserted Paris" is still completely true over 75 years later. Aside from tourists, Paris is a ghost town in August! But with all of the Parisians on vacation, there is peace to be found in less crowded metros and tranquil streets. August 15th is also a public holiday in France, in honor of the Catholic feast of the Assumption.
This work (Le 15 août : Paris désert : départs dans les gares), via Gallica.bnf.fr) is free of known copyright restrictions.
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