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    Paris, July 28, 2012: a (small) walk on the ‘wild’ side

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     parallaxes went on a walk through Paris, France and photograph street art he found in the area. He has been interested in urban landscapes for a long time, and loves street art. He says the combination of both is inspirational, and the landscape really stood out to him.
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    Paris, July 28, 2012: a (small) walk on the ‘wild’ side.

    Besides its famous sights Paris - like all big cities – keeps secret and unusual places hidden .
    Here a short walk on the track of "La petite ceinture” (little belt railway) (*) where nature has reasserted itself.
    In the 19th district, the place has been taken over by graffiti artists who can freely express their talent (despite a very limited audience!).
    The underground parts are used as a refuge by homeless people.

    (*) “The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for "little belt railway") was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular connection between Paris' main railroad stations within the fortified walls of the city. In a partial state of abandonment since 1934, the tracks (and some stations) still remain along much of its right-of-way, and the future of its yet-undeveloped property is the subject of much debate as of 2011. Many French railway enthusiasts nostalgically regard the Petite Ceinture as a surviving element of bygone era, and there are several associations whose aim is to protect the abandoned railway and its remaining stations as part of France's national heritage.” (Wikipedia)

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