Photo of the Week – August 17, 2012

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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.     Subscribe for FREE weekly newsletters. BonjourParis has been a leading France travel and French lifestyle site since 1995.     Readers’ Favorites: Top 100 Books, imports & more at our Amazon store We update our daily selections, including the newest available with an Amazon.com pre-release discount of 30% or more. Find them by starting here at the back of the Travel section, then work backwards page by page in sections that interest you. Current favorites, including bestselling Roger&Gallet unisex fragrance Extra Vieielle Jean-Marie Farina….please click on an image for details.               Click on this banner to link to Amazon.com & your purchases support our site….merci! <br>
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