Monday, 30 January 2012

Train Tracks & Tractors

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~ Train Tracks & Tractors ~

Train Tracks & Tractors, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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Now, you know I'm fascinated by all these thousands of little quirks and curios I come across all the time in Paris, don't you? Well one of my favourite current themes is rails in parks, and other unlikely places.

No, I don't mean 'railings', I mean rails, as in things trains are supposed to chug along.

Here's a case in point. Stroll along for more than a couple of minutes in the relatively recent Parc de Bercy, and you'll be sure to stumble over what are undeniably train tracks, right there in the middle of a cobbled path. What on earth can it mean?

Well of course, it doesn't take a genius to deduce that this place isn't all it was, which was a bustling industrial area full of comings and goings and chinkings and clankings of a hundred thousand... wine bottles!

The place used to be a wine depot, and the trains needed to carry all of this festering grape juice used to roll happily along the metal lines we can still stumble over today, without even having touched a drop! Cheers [hic!].

And why not...
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