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Old Paris – the boat man in the Tuileries

Paris: an evening in the Tuileries

Paris: trees, boats, sand

It’s evening in Paris; it’s closing time in the Tuileries gardens. An old man pushes a barrow laden with a dozen charming sailing boats: their sails are beautiful. Pastels at sunset.

He heads towards the safety of a night-time port. A shed, a wooden shed.

Yes, their sails are beautiful – an evensong – and all the colours are fading away …

But tomorrow the boat man will return; his boats will sail again, just as they did a hundred years ago.

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